This venerable CBS newsmagazine keeps ticking along. Now in its 47th year, it is hard to imagine that 60 Minutes could ever be cancelled — but can any TV show go on forever? Stay tuned.
One of the most successful shows in television history, 60 Minutes continues to offer investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news. Correspondents include Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, Scott Pelley, Morley Safer, Bob Simon, Lesley Stahl and Bill Whitaker.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/11 update: CBS has renewed 60 Minutes for the 2015-16 season.
5/18 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Last year comparison: The 46th season of 60 Minutes averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.62 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 still like the 60 Minutes TV series? Do you watch consistently? Should it ever be cancelled?