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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 11:30 AM
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Obama interview sets '60 Minutes' viewership record
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Source: The Daily Feed

Barack Obama's first televised post-election interview gave Sunday night's "60 Minutes" its biggest audience in at least nine years.

The CBS News program was seen by 24.5 million viewers and earned a 6.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That marks the show's largest viewership since 1999.

Veteran correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed Obama about a range of domestic and foreign policy issues in the show's opening 15-minute segment, then he spoke to Obama alongside his wife, Michelle, for two more segments covering how the election has impacted their family. Obama said the government should help the U.S. auto industry and reiterated his plan to pull troops out of Iraq, though the president-elect largely refused to answer questions about his cabinet choices, saying only that announcements would be made "soon."

"60 Minutes" has been on a ratings roll this season. Last week's episode interviewing Obama's top four advisers gave the program its highest audience in a year....

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  -Obama interview sets '60 Minutes' viewership record DeepModem Mom  Nov-17-08 11:30 AM   #0 
  - This just in about about George W. Bush's book deal...  onehandle   Nov-17-08 11:43 AM   #1 
  - ROFL  closeupready   Nov-17-08 11:46 AM   #2 
  - LOL!  DeepModem Mom   Nov-17-08 11:50 AM   #3 
  - Funny.  acmavm   Nov-17-08 11:50 AM   #4 
  - Oh lord. that is so cute.  roguevalley   Nov-17-08 02:24 PM   #11 
  - I could happily watch interviews like that one for years.  Voice for Peace   Nov-17-08 12:27 PM   #5 
  - I do too  lynettebro440   Nov-17-08 01:28 PM   #6 
     - me too.  alyce douglas   Nov-17-08 02:02 PM   #9 
  - Highest audience in years  hvn_nbr_2   Nov-17-08 01:48 PM   #7 
  - So what happened in 1999?  progressoid   Nov-17-08 02:00 PM   #8 
  - That's because he's hypnotized the entire world  TOJ   Nov-17-08 02:04 PM   #10 
  - It's the subject, not the show....  4_TN_TITANS   Nov-17-08 02:54 PM   #12 
  - DARN!!! I missed it. I didn't know it was on. Rats.  trueblue2007   Nov-17-08 03:17 PM   #13 
     - Here's CBS video --  DeepModem Mom   Nov-17-08 03:33 PM   #14 

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