Stormy Daniels’ ‘60 Minutes’ Ratings Top Trump Family’s Post-Election Appearance

More than 22 million viewers tuned in to watch Stormy Daniels detail her affair with President Donald Trump on 60 Minutes Sunday night, according to early national Nielsen numbers. That is not only more people than watched recent telecasts of the Grammy and Golden Globe Awards, but also higher ratings that Donald Trump and his family received when they appeared on the CBS newsmagazine in November 2016 following his election victory. Adding insult to injury for Trump, it was the most-watched episode since Barack and Michelle Obama appeared on the show following the 2008 election. That appearance drew 25 million viewers compared to 20 million for the Trumps in 2016. The president has yet to comment on the ratings, but Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti did taunt him in a tweet, writing, “Since this is what really matters (LOL), the ratings for my client's @stormydaniels appearance on @60minutes last night CRUSHED (BY MILLIONS) any Apprentice show in the last ten years as well as Mr. Trump's Nov 2016 appearance.” —Matt Wilstein