60 Minutes: Summer 2012 Ratings

TV ratings for 60 MinutesHere are the Summer TV ratings for 60 Minutes, the venerable newsmagazine which continues to deliver trademark investigative reporting in one hour. As per usual, 60 Minutes airs Sunday nights at 7pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the Summer 2012 season, the best way to tell if 60 Minutes is going to be cancelled or renewed (though it’s already been renewed for season 46). Check out our CBS ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Summer averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.73 million total viewers.

Sunday, 09/23/12
2.7 in the demo (+29% episode-to-episode change) with 12.64 million.
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 8.73 million.

Sunday, 09/09/12
2.1 in the demo (+91% episode-to-episode change) with 12.32 million.
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 8.18 million.

Sunday, 08/12/12
1.1 in the demo (+22% episode-to-episode change) with 6.29 million.
Season averages: 1.08 in the demo with 7.49 million.

Sunday, 08/05/12
0.9 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 6.42 million.
Season average: 1.08 in the demo with 7.73 million.

Sunday, 07/29/12
0.8 in the demo (-33% episode-to-episode change) with 5.90 million.
Season average: 1.13 in the demo with 8.05 million.

Sunday, 07/01/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 8.44 million.
Season average: 1.23 in the demo with 8.77 million.

Sunday, 06/10/12
1.1 in the demo (-21% episode-to-episode change) with 8.1 million.
Season average: 1.25 in the demo with 8.93 million.

Sunday, 06/03/12
1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.77 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.40 in the demo with 9.77 million.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the 60 Minutes TV series? Do you think it still holds up? Is it better than other newsmagazines like NBC’s Dateline or 20/20 on ABC?

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  1. Tony says

    60 Minutes, like everyone besides Phil Donahue, gave the Bush Regime a pass for their war crimes and lies. Those evildoers claimed they had to kill and destroy Iraqis and Iraq because they had WMDs. However, those same evildoers and terrorists could not tell the UN Weapons inspectors a single place in the entire country where WMDs were. The UN Inspectors went to hundreds of sites that the Bush Regime claimed had WMDs and found nothing. And rather than see if they could find a single site before attacking, the Bush Regime told the UN Weapons inspectors to get out and then attacked. And yet these allegedly leftist 60 Minutes people gave the Bush Regime war criminals a pass on all of that. So as it turns out, 60 Minutes has more in common with FoxNews than Lenin, despite any braying by the FoxNews crowd.

  2. Donna Sullivan says

    If 60 Minutes was any further to the Left on all topic, Lenin would be the clock face. There is nothing balanced by 60 Minutes. It was garbage when it Ed Murrow puffed his way through the nonsense of Hunger in America. They tore Nixon, Reagan, both Bushes new orifices for very minor flubs. Scooter Libby is in jail for nothing, yet Obama get a pass on leaking. They did not cover the Protest by Catholics over Obama pay my birth control bill. 60 Minutes not not investigate it trashing anyone who does not agree with their Far left notions as Truth.

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