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’60 Minutes’ clocks in

Newsmag earns 23rd straight top-10 finish

CBS newsmag war horse “60 Minutes” has ticked its way to its 23rd consecutive season in Nielsen’s top 10.

“60 Minutes,” the original of television’s primetime newsmags, will finish the season in eighth place in households among series that aired more than six times. It averages a 12.1 rating/20 share in homes with one week to go in the season.

While its ratings have gradually declined throughout the years, the program remains very competitive, especially in a season when ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” came from nowhere to claim the top three spots.

“Minutes” debuted on Sept. 24, 1968, and began its record run in the top 10 in the 1977-78 season. The second-longest run by any series is “Gunsmoke’s” seven-year stretch from 1956-63, also on CBS.

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