NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Trump-Putin Factor: 60 Minutes Ratings Soar
A 2016 ticket for many
Both Putin and Trump gave impressive interviews
(Breitbart News) - Sunday night’s ratings are in, and while football is still king, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump helped CBS to take second place.
Trump’s Sunday evening interview with 60 Minutes, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin was also interviewed by Charlie Rose, brought in big ratings for CBS, which finished only behind NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Sunday’s NFL matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Detroit Lions won the evening, bringing in 19.7 million viewers, and 7.3/21 in the key 18-49 demo for the 8:30pm-11pm ET time slot, reports TheWrap.
Scott Pelley’s sit-down with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump brought in 15 million viewers, for second place with a 2.9/9 rating among the key demo.
Trump candidly criticized the media, teased his tax plan and advocated for the middle class during the interview.
Putin spoke in-depth with Rose about Russian intervention in Syria, Ukraine, and offered a rare glimpse into his perspective of Russia’s place in the world.