Conan O'Brien's sit-down with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes attracted 13.34 million
viewers to CBS in the 7 p.m. hour and led the way in households with a 8.5/16
rating/share May 2. The newsmagazine
earned its highest numbers since April 11 in key demos.
CBS won the hour among adults 25-54, with a 3.3/10 rating
and among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/8. The
episode, which featured O'Brien's first interview since
vacating The Tonight Show and leaving
NBC arimoniously, gave 60 Minutes a
38% leap from last week's ratings but was still 12% off the pace from the
show's season average.
CBS won the night in households with a 6.8/11 primetime
average and 10.88 million viewers. The
network was second in the 18-49 demo on the night with a 2.4/7. ABC took first place with a 2.6/7, thanks to
strong first place showings from Desperate
Housewives and Brothers & Sisters
in the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours, respectively.