Sports If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work
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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.
The 17.4 million people who watched the CBS newsmagazine, featuring interviews with Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden, was the show's biggest audience in more than two years, the Nielsen company said. This was despite an angry president releasing an unedited version of his talk with Lesley Stahl on Facebook three days in advance because he didn't like the questions.
Since “60 Minutes” had been averaging 10.3 million viewers so far this season, clearly some people wanted to see the broadcast after hearing about the controversy, or saw the full tape and were curious about how CBS edited it.
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Stahl made one reference to the dispute in her introduction, saying “we had prepared to talk about the many issues and questions facing the president, but in what has become an all-too-public dust-up, the conversation was cut short.”
It was the biggest “60 Minutes” audience since March 25, 2018, another episode that Trump surely didn't want people to see since it featured an interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels. She alleged she had an affair with Trump, who denied it.
With the election near, Nielsen had more superlatives for cable news. Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson recorded the most-watched month ever for a cable news program. October has also represented the most-watched month in prime time for both CNN and MSNBC.
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Behind the World Series, Fox was the most popular broadcast network in prime time, averaging 8.2 million viewers. NBC had 5.8 million viewers, ABC had 4.6 million, CBS had 4.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 620,000.
Fox News Channel led the cable networks, averaging 5.16 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 2.65 million, CNN had 2.4 million, ESPN had 2.14 million and Hallmark had 1.19 million.
ABC's “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race with an average of 8.6 million viewers. NBC's “Nightly News” had 7.2 million viewers and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.3 million.
For the week of Oct. 19-25, the 20 most popular programs, their networks and viewerships:
1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 17.4 million.
2. “Presidential Debate,” Fox News, 15.47 million.
3. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 14.31 million.
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4. “Debate Analysis,” Fox News, 12.19 million.
5. NFL Football: Arizona at Dallas, ESPN, 11.83 million.
6. “Debate Preview,” Fox News, 11.33 million.
7. “Presidential Debate,” ABC, 11.25 million
8. “NFL Post-Game” (Sunday), Fox, 10.91 million.
9. “Presidential Debate,” NBC, 10.64 million.
10. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, Fox, 10.47 million.
11. World Series, Game 5: L.A. Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay, 10.06 million.
12. World Series, Game 4: L.A. Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay, 9.33 million.
13. World Series, Game 1: Tampa Bay vs. L.A. Dodgers, 9.27 million.
14. World Series, Game 2: Tampa Bay vs. L.A. Dodgers, 9.11 million.
15. “NFL Pre-Game,” NBC, 8.88 million.
16. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 8.21 million.
17. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox News, 8.17 million.
18. World Series, Game 3: L.A. Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay, Fox, 8.16 million.
19. “NFL Pre-Game,” Fox, 8.13 million.
20. “NFL Post-Game” (Monday), Fox, 8.09 million.
David Bauder, The Associated Press
Colbert Says 'Trump Is a Fascist,' Begs Republicans to Denounce Him After Latest Election Lies (Video) .
On Thursday's episode of "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert abandoned jokes for his monologue and instead delivered an impassioned, emotional commentary inspired by a disturbing speech Donald Trump made on Thursday. In his remarks, Colbert denounced Trump as "a fascist," frequently choked back tears, and all but begged Republicans to speak up before it's too late. If you aren't sure what we're talking about, hours after Democratic presidential hopeful gave a short speech urging voters to remain calm and let the ballot counting process continue, Trump gave a very different speech full of false statements and baseless accusations of electoral