'60 Minutes' ticking with exclusives, excitement

Critical Eye

May 06, 2007|By David Zurawik | David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic

As the networks aim to razzle-dazzle audiences with new online elements from anchor blogs to podcasts, one of television's longest running and most staid programs is having a bang-up year.

CBS' 60 Minutes -- at 39, the oldest prime-time series on air -- this spring is ranked in the top 10 percent of all TV shows and draws a weekly audience of 13.5 million viewers. (That trounces its counterparts on ABC and NBC, where 20 / 20 and Dateline average well under 10 million viewers each.)

60 MINUTES / / Airs at 7 tonight on WJZ-TV (Channel 13)

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