Noted without comment.

[W]hy did "60 Minutes" feel the need to include in Sunday's show a melodramatic segment dealing (again) with the Duke alleged-rape case? The program showed the furious parents of the accused lacrosse players sounding off before a national audience....Then again, maybe I'm in the minority here. Perhaps America craves the spectacle of furious mothers railing against a flawed legal system.

Jon Friedman

60 Minutes "made Nielsen's top-10 list by delivering its best audience in key demographics in over a year last Sunday," CBS notes in a press release. The newsmag had 14,470,000 viewers and delivered an 11.2/16. "The broadcast finished at #6 in viewers and #5 in households to make the weekly top-10 list for the fifth time this season. In adults 25-54, 60 Minutes (6.0/12) had it best delivery since Jan. 8, 2006 and best adults 18-49 (4.9/11) delivery since Dec. 11, 2005." Scott Pelley had an interview with President Bush and Lesley Stahl had a double-length segment on the Duke rape case...


'60 Minutes' interview with Bush was too brief [Marketwatch]
Best Demo Delivery In A Year For 60 Min. [TVNewser]