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Season Premiere Sunday, September 27 at 7:30 PM, ET/PT
on the CBS Television Network
The leader of Russia and the leader of the Republican presidential candidates promise to make 60 MINUTES’ 48th Season Premiere a must-see event. The 48th season premiere of America’s most-watched news program will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 27 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In a rare and important interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Charlie Rose on the eve of his visit to the U.N. and in the middle of a military power struggle with the U.S. in the Middle East. Scott Pelley questions the ever-more contentious Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who gets feisty but also gets down to business Sunday, laying out plans for taxes, immigration and job creation.
60 MINUTES, the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 47th season in September 2014. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2015, making Nielsen’s Top 10 list nine consecutive weeks in the fall of 2014. Over the 2013-2014 season, 60 MINUTES continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 12.2 million viewers per week – almost twice the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor and three million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast. The average audience for a 60 MINUTES broadcast still dwarfs the biggest audiences drawn by cable news programs.