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01.12.2021

CBS NEWS’ “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” MARKS ITS 628TH WEEK AS AMERICA’S #1 SUNDAY MORNING NEWS PROGRAM AND DELIVERS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE MAY 2020

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CBS News’ CBS SUNDAY MORNING marked its 628th consecutive week as America’s #1 Sunday morning news program and delivered its largest audience since May 2020, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 10.

The broadcast delivered 5.9 million viewers with 1.2 million of them in the adult 25-54 demographic. CBS SUNDAY MORNING was up +1 in viewers when compared to the same week a year ago and the only Sunday morning news program posting year-to-year increases for the week.

Jane Pauley anchored the broadcast which featured Lee Cowan’s report on the tumultuous events in Washington, D.C. Also, David Martin looked into how the U.S. Capitol was overtaken by rioters and the national security implications for this attack on the seat of government. Martha Teichner explored the history, traditions and the design of the Capitol and Seth Doane reported on how people around the world have followed the events in the Nation’s Capital.

Additionally, Rita Braver explored the history of Scholastic, the largest publisher of children’s books and magazines in the world, which is now celebrating its 100th anniversary. Mo Rocca took a look at the origins of the term “lame duck” and reported on why U.S. politicians, in some ways, have impact long after voters have sent them packing. Filmmaker Joshua Seftel spent a virtual afternoon with his mother as she tried to sign-up for a COVID vaccination. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook talked with famed comedy producer Norman Lear – who also happens to be his father-in-law – about the 50th anniversary of “All in the Family,” his career, his love of laughter and more. New York Times columnist Charles Blow shared his thoughts on protests and justice in America. And Steve Hartman talked with a woman who had to give birth while intubated in a COVID ICU and became close friends with the nurse who cared for her.

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer. Follow CBS SUNDAY MORNING on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and CBSNews.com. Listen to CBS SUNDAY MORNING podcasts on all podcast platforms.

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