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‘Meet the Press’ Dominates DC Market, Posts Ratings Growth

04AbiJGzAccording to Nielsen Media Research data, NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” dominated the Washington, DC market last Sunday (November 30, 2014) as the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic.

The show, which ranks #2 nationally in both categories, beat the competition combined in the demo with 24,000 viewers on WRC.

“Meet the Press” also saw a +7% gain in total viewers and +17% gain in A25-54 viewers compared to its 2014 4th quarter to-date average.

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Special Report with Bret Baier Tops Several Evening Newscasts

New Bret HeadshotAccording to Nielsen, FOX News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier surpassed ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir in five key markets across the country in household viewers including Baltimore, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Providence and St. Louis. As a cable news program, this is quite an impressive feat for Special Report, as its rival World News Tonight is a broadcast program.

With more than a double-digit advantage over Muir, Special Report easily beats World News Tonight. Baier also outperforms the broadcast program CBS’ Evening News with Scott Pelley in both Atlanta and Austin in household viewers.

In cable news, Baier ranks #1 in the 6PM/ET hour, beating CNN, MSNBC, and HLN combined in both demo and total viewers. Averaging more nearly 2.5 million in total viewers, Special Reports ranks #3 with P2+ only behind primetime shows The O’Reilly Factor and The Kelly File.

Special Report with Bret Baier will continue its new series on Thursday with “The Contenders – 2016.” The series profiles nearly two dozens potential presidential candidates and will examine a broad range of possible contenders including familiar faces like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Governor Scott Walker, along with potential nominees like Senators Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren. This Thursday’s segment will include Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as well.

Meet the Press Rated DC’s #1 Sunday Show Again

04AbiJGzOnce again, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd was the number one rated Sunday show last week (November 23rd) in terms of both total viewers and demographics in the Washington, DC market.

The show beat the competition (CBS News’ Face The Nation, ABC News’ This Week, Fox News Sunday) combined by 20,000 viewers.

The edition featured interviews with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on immigration; a discussion on Ferguson with Rudy Giuliani, Former New York City Mayor, Michael Eric Dyson, Professor at Georgetown University & Anthony Gray, Attorney, The Michael Brown Family; a discussion on Keystone with John Hofmeister, Fmr. Chief Executive Officer, Shell Oil, & Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer-Prize winning author, “The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power”. Plus a political panel with Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart, The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter and Fmr. Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM).

 

FOX and CNN’s Ratings Surge Covering Ferguson

foxnews031111Fox News and CNN are certainly benefiting from their coverage of events in Ferguson, MO this week. On Monday, the two news networks enjoyed the highest ratings among cable television coverage, with FNC having the edge in primetime (8-11pmET) total viewers (5,563,000) while CNN took the younger demo (2,627,000).

TVNewser has the full ratings scoreboard from Monday night.

11.2.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, November 2, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday show in both total viewers and in the A25-54 demo. ”Meet” secured 54,000 total viewers followed by “FOX News Sunday” with 33,000 in the DC market.

In the A25-54 demo, NBC took first with 15,000 viewers followed by CBS’s “Face the Nation” with 11,000. FOX and ABC’s “This Week” came in at 5,000 and 4,000 demo viewers, respectively.

See highlights from the most recent Sunday shows here.

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Massive Win for FOX News Channel’s Election Night Coverage

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FOX News Channel dominated primetime election night coverage as the most watched network among its broadcast and cable competition, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the 10 pm hour, FNC averaged 6,607,000 total viewers, exceeding both CNN’s 1,936,000 and MSNBC’s 1,594,000 average total viewers combined by more than 3 million. FNC also beat out CBS, NBC, and ABC in total viewers during that hour, with the highest of the three – CBS – garnering 5,408,000 average total viewers.

In the A25-54 demo during the 10 pm hour, FNC was again on top with 1,825,000 viewers, more than combining the demo numbers of CNN and MSNBC. This year also marks FNC’s first time during election night coverage of besting CBS, NBC, and ABC ratings in the A25-54 demo.

See the full 10 pm and primetime numbers after the jump. Read more

10.26.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, October 26, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday show in both total viewers and households.

“Meet” secured 65,000 total viewers followed by “FOX News Sunday” with 40,000 in the DC market. In terms of households, NBC also led with 55,000 followed by FOX with 34,000.

In the A25-54 demo, FOX took first with 12,000 viewers followed by NBC with 9,000, CBS’s “Face the Nation” with 4,000, and ABC’s “This Week” considered a scratch.

See highlights from yesterday’s Sunday shows here.

 

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10.19.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, October 19, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday show in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

“Meet” secured 67,000 total viewers, more than doubling that of “FOX News Sunday” in second place with 33,000 total viewers in the DC market. In the A25-54 demo, NBC was also on top with 38,000 viewers in the DC market, in which FOX had 7,000, CBS’s “Face the Nation” had 4,000 and ABC’s “This Week” had well, see the full numbers after the jump.

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10.5.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, October 5, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday show in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

“Meet” secured 58,000 total viewers, a 57% advantage over CBS’s “Face the Nation,” which had 37,000 total viewers in the DC market. In the A25-54 demo, NBC was also on top with 19,000 viewers in the DC market, with CBS in a close second at 18,000 viewers.

“FOX News Sunday” took third in both ratings categories followed by ABC’s “This Week” in fourth, with an impressively low 1,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo.

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A Look at Presidential Approval and Cable News Network Ratings

2013obamahenry660Our sister site TVNewser recently looked at President Barack Obama’s approval ratings and the quarterly averages of primetime and total day ratings of FOX News Channel, CNN, and MSNBC during the same time period.

President Obama had an approval rating of 64% in the first quarter of 2009, which has since fallen to a rating of 42%. FOX News and MSNBC’s highest primetime and total day ratings were seen in the final quarter of 2012, during President Obama’s second election when his approval rating was at 51%. CNN’s primetime and total day ratings peak was during first quarter 2009 at the time of President Obama’s first inauguration when his rating was the highest.

For more, click on over to TVNewser for a full look at the presidential approval and cable news network ratings.

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