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Latest on Boston Bombing Lifts 60 Minutes to Number One in Prime Time Ratings

WCBS-blue-and-grey-new-logoBy JERRY BARMASH

60 Minutes is always hovering around the top of the weekly prime time ratings in New York. But Sunday, the venerable newsmagazine had a number-one showing with details on the Boston Marathon bombings.

The show had an estimated 1.1 million WCBS viewers and a 5.6 rating, according to Nielsen.

ABC News special coverage from Boston scored a Top 10 finish (712,000/3.6).

There was no clear winner among American Idol and Dancing With The Stars. The Fox and ABC programs tied for second place with 1 million viewers and a 5.1 rating.

Even more unique, Idol and Dancing, were locked in fourth position, and were joined by NBC’s The Voice. The broadcasts averaged just under 1 million viewers and a 4.9 rating.

The Voice also took seventh place by itself (856,000/4.4).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

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