Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ Ratings Down A Whopping 43 Percent Compared To Last Interview

Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ Ratings Down A Whopping 43 Percent Compared To Last Interview

It is no secret that our television-obsessed president is absolutely consumed with ratings so this news will likely not be received well.

According to Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s much-hyped return to 60 Minutes after a near two-year absence was met with a collective meh. The most-watched news program on television attracted a middling 1.8 rating among the 18-49 demographic and 11.3 million total viewers.

While this made the CBS news magazine the most-watched non-NFL program on Sunday, this also represented a 43 percent drop in total viewership and 47 percent in the demo compared to Trump’s November 2016 interview. That broadcast drew 20 million viewers overall and a 3.4 demographic rating.

Meanwhile, Trump’s 2016 appearance didn’t enjoy an NFL overrun lead-in. Sunday night’s interview, however, was gifted a football overrun of 14.39 million total viewers and a 3.6 demo rating. (One wonders why football fans would tune out this president? Hmmm…)

Trump’s interview was also down from the last time 60 Minutes received an NFL overrun lead-in. On September 30th, the news show pulled in a 2.2 demographic rating and 13.537 million viewers overall.

In the key 25-54 demographic, the Trump interview nabbed a 2.6 rating, which was down 13 percent from September 30 and 43 percent from the November 2016 appearance.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.