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FOX Sweeps DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 7.27.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, July 27th, “FOX News Sunday” moderated by Chris Wallace was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

FOX posted its second highest total viewership ever in the market with 107,000 total viewers (the highest was Feb. 7, 2010 when Wallace interviewed Sarah Palin with 132,000 in P2+). July 27 was also the first time FOX bested NBC in 7 years, and second time ever. The ratings come days after reports that David Gregory‘s time as “Meet the Press” host is coming to an end.

In the key A25-54 demo, FOX led with 41,000 viewers in the DC market, followed by ABC’s “This Week” with 36,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” with 33,000. In total households following FOX at 64,000 was NBC with 53,000 and CBS with 36,000.

This past Sunday, both FOX and NBC had interviews with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABC hosted Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joined CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Henry Cisneros, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was on “Al Punto.” Highlight’s from the day’s programing here.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 7.20.14

On Sunday, July 20th, according to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market – when five of the shows interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry (including CNN’s “State of the Union” and excluding Univision’s “Al Punto”) – NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday Show with 68,000 total viewers, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with 63,000 and Univision’s “Al Punto” with 55,000.

In total households, NBC led with 58,000, followed by FOX at 46,000, and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with 36,000. In the A25-54 demo, Univision was on top at 37,000 viewers, followed by NBC and FOX tied for second at 26,000.

Compared to the same week last year in the DC market, Univision was up +817%, FOX was up +163%, and CBS was up +119% in total viewers. Both ABC’s “This Week” and NBC were down in the same category compared to last year, at -32% and -28% respectively.

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DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 7.13.14

On Sunday, July 13th, according to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which aired a pre-taped interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, was the most watched Sunday Show in total viewers with 79,000, followed by “Fox News Sunday” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” tied in second with 56,000 total viewers.

NBC also led in total households with 67,000, with Fox in second at 46,000, having had Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guest. In the A25-54 demo in the DC market, “Al Punto’s” World Cup special with Univision’s Jorge Ramos from Rio de Janeiro, was on top, with 24,000, followed by CBS with 17,000.

Compared to the same week last year in the DC market, all networks were up in total viewers: ABC was up +144%, CBS +44%, Fox +33%, and NBC +11%. Univision had 36,000 total viewers this year, compared to last year’s low number, listed as a “scratch.”

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DC Market Sunday Show Ratings, 7.6.14

According to Nielsen Media Research, this past weekend’s Sunday Show ratings for the DC market place Univision’s “Al Punto” in the top spot with 62,000 total viewers, up +1,140% compared to the same week last year when it had just 5,000 total viewers.

“Fox News Sunday,” ABC’s “This Week,” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” were up triple digits compared to last year’s total viewers. Against numbers from the 2013 weekend following the Fourth of July, Fox was up +120% with 33,000 total viewers in the Washington market. CBS and ABC were also both up, +121% with 31,000 total viewers and 100% with 18,000 total viewers, respectively.

In the number two spot ranked on total viewers, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” was the only network down, -32% with 42,000 total viewers compared to last year’s total viewers at 62,000.

Best quotes from yesterday’s Sunday Shows compiled earlier this morning here. Full numbers after the jump. Read more

DC Market Sunday Show Ratings 6.29.14: NBC on Top in Households, Total Viewers, A25-54

According to Nielsen Media Research, on Sunday, June 29, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the top Sunday Show in the DC market ranked on households (49,000), total viewers (66,000) and in the A25-54 demo (20,000). Behind NBC in the respective categories was “Fox News Sunday” with 48,000 total viewers and 39,000 households and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with 17,000 in the A25-54 demo.

ABC News’ “This Week,” which aired a pre-taped interview with President Barack Obama, was in 4th place in all three categories based on households, total viewers, and the A25-54 demo.

“Fox News Sunday” was up the most compared to last year in total viewers – quite considerably – at +50%. ABC and NBC up both up, respectively at 11% and 12%, and CBS down 15% in total viewers compared to last year.

For a full look at this past weekend’s Sunday Show ratings in the DC market, click through. Read more

Fox News #1 for 50 Consecutive Quarters, Presidential Election Coverage Spikes Viewers

Since 2002, Fox News has been the No. 1 rated cable news network each quarter, ahead of CNN, MSNBC, and HLN, nationally. The George Bush / John Kerry 2004 presidential election, Barack Obama / John McCain 2008 presidential election, and the 2012 Obama / Mitt Romney presidential election all show notable spikes in viewership for Fox, the highest being in the Fall of 2008.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s head of research, Eric Chemi, demonstrates Fox’s 12.5 years on top, with an infographic below, and more, here.

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Weekend Show Preview – 6.29.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 22 Sunday Shows in the DC Market. TVNewser has the national ratings.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Armed Services Committee; Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Foreign Relations Committee; James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Margaret Brennan, CBS News State Department correspondent; TIME’s Michael Crowley; WSJ’s Peggy Noonan; WaPo’s Michael Gerson; former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers; author Todd Purdum.

“Fox News Sunday”: General Michael Hayden; Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Albert Small, philanthropist and collector; Brit Hume, Fox News senior political analyst; AP’s Julie PaceKarl Rove, former White House senior advisor, Fox News contributor; Kirsten PowersUSA Today / Fox News contributor.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : Taped interview with former President Bill Clinton. More TBA.

ABC’s “This Week” : President Barack Obama ; Rep. Peter King (R-NY); ABC’s Donna Brazile; ABC’s Matthew DowdBill Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; ABC’s Terry Moran; Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick; Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and National Review Online.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union : Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Committee; Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); chairman, House Intelligence Committee; William Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner; CNN’s Stephanie CutterMattie Duppler, director, Budget and Regulatory Policy at Americans for Tax Reforms; Liz Mair, Republican strategist; Neera Tanden, president & CEO, Center for American Progress.

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FOX on Top in 6.22 DC Sunday Show Household Ratings, NBC Leads in P2

According to Nielsen Media Research, on Sunday, June 22, “FOX News Sunday” led the Sunday Show household ratings in the DC market with 59,000, just ahead of NBC’s “Meet the Press” at 55,000. Compared to last year, FOX was up triple digits, +119%, while NBC was down -10%. FOX was the first to land an exclusive with California Congressman Kevin McCarthy since winning the House Majority Leader position vacated by Eric Cantor.

NBC did lead among the networks in total viewrs with 87,000, 3x more than ABC’s “This Week” and 4x more than Univision’s “Al Punto.” NBC also lead the A25-54 demo with 19,000 viewers compared to FOX with 7,000, Univision with 8,000, CBS with 9,000, and ABC with 12,000.

ABC’s “This Week” came in fourth place in 23,000 households, but was up +35% compared to last year. CBS’s “Face the Nation” – which led its program with a taped interview with President Obama by Norah O’Donnell - averaged 25,000 households.

For the full numbers according to Nielsen Media Research, click through the jump. Read more

NBC Leads 6.15.14 Sunday Show Total Viewer and A25-54 Ratings in DC Market

On Sunday, June 15, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday Show in the DC market, with more total viewers than CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” combined, according to Nielsen Media Research. Although down 42% in P2+ versus the same Sunday last year (6/16/2013), the NBC program with David Gregory hosted Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert, whom hosted the program for 16 years and passed away six years ago the Friday before the Father’s Day Sunday Show airing.

“FOX News Sunday” clocked in a with 43,000 total viewers in the Washington market – second to that of NBC which had 51,000 total viewers in the market – more than doubling its audience from the same week last year (up 59% in P2+). It closed out with Robert De Niro on a collection of paintings by his late father and his HBO documentary “Remembering the Artist.” Read more

CBS Tops Total Viewers, ABC Leads A25-54 Demo for June 8 Sunday Show Ratings

CBS’s “Face the Nation” came out on top in total viewers, with 3.156 million, while ABC News’ “This Week” came in a close second at 3.074 million in ratings for the June 8 Sunday Shows. The two flip-flopped in the A25-54 demo, ABC #1 with 906k and CBS in second with 777k.

Compared to the same week last year, ABC was up +19% in total viewers and +5% among A25-54 viewers. CBS and Fox were both up in total viewers (+6% and +17%, respectively), yet down in the demo (-18% and -6%, respectively). Univision’s “Al Punto” was down across the board, -32% in total viewers and -40% in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,310,000 total viewers and 468,000 A25-54 viewers. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted for NBC’s coverage of the French Open men’s final.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The June 8 numbers after the jump. Read more

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