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Barack Obama lifts '60 Minutes' rating to best since 1999

Barack140 President-elect Barack Obama helped “60 Minutes” draw its biggest viewership in nearly a decade on Sunday. Correspondent Steve Kroft’s interview with the incoming president and future first lady, Michelle Obama, drew a 17.4 rating in the top 56 local markets measured by Nielsen Media Research.

That’s the highest rating the venerable CBS program has scored since January 1999. (Final national rankings will be released Tuesday.) Last week, “60 Minutes” was the most-watched program on television, attracting its biggest audience in a year when Kroft interviewed four of Obama’s top campaign advisors.

— Matea Gold

(Photo courtesy CBS)

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With all my respects to you I am a citizen of Moroccan told the 43-year-old I'm from a poor family I do not have the money to take part in the visa lottery to live and work in America, I ask you to help me visa to live and work in America and as you in the service of humanity and God bless you

I was amazed by the lack of quality advertisers. No wonder CBS is having a hard time.


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