60 MINUTES, the most successful American television broadcast in history, begins its 50th season in September 2017. 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 2017. Last season, 60 MINUTES made Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 List 22 times over 30 broadcasts, averaging 12.4 million viewers – more than double the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor and over three million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast.