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The 9.14.14 Sunday Show Ratings

sunday-shows_304The Sunday after Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the show is back in 3rd place in the ratings war.

CBS’s “Face the Nation’s” first half hour garnered 3,054,000 total viewers nationally, according to Nielsen Media Research. In second for total viewers was ABC’s “This Week” with 2,889,000 followed by “MTP” at 2,589,000.

In the coveted A25-54 demo, ABC led with 947,000 viewers, followed by CBS’s first half hour with 913,000 viewers and NBC at 668,000.

Last week, Todd’s debut as moderator included an exclusive with President Obama and “Meet” was the number 1 rated Sunday show. An NBC spokeswoman said, “We couldn’t be more proud of Chuck’s first show and are so appreciative of the viewers that turned to ‘Meet the Press’ this Sunday. At the same time, we know that one week does not equal a trend and expanding our regular audience will take a slow build week to week.”

Click through to see the 9.14.14 Sunday show ratings nationally and here for the Sunday show ratings in the DC market. Read more

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On Night of President Obama’s ISIS Statement, FOX News had Last Week’s #4 Rated Cable Program

megyn-decoder-superJumboAccording to Nielsen Media Research, Megyn Kelly‘s program on FOX News “The Kelly File” during the hour of President Barack Obama’s statement on ISIS was the fourth highest rated program on cable last week. The week’s top three included two ESPN football broadcasts and the season premiere of “Sons of Anarchy” on FX.

Kelly’s 9pm broadcast on Wednesday, September 10 garnered 4.6 million total viewers and 1 million in the A25-54 demo. In addition, last week in all of cable for total viewers, FOX News was #2 in primetime and #3 in total day.

At the start of her career in journalism, Kelly was with WJLA and joined FOX News in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent.

9.14.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 14, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the number one rated Sunday show in total viewers and in the A25-54 demo with 58,000 and 35,000 respectively.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “FOX News Sunday” were second and third in total viewers, with 49,000 and 32,000, respectively. In the A25-54 demo, CBS had less than half of NBC’s viewers, at 14,000. FOX and Univision’s “Al Punto” were tied for third in the demo at 6,000 viewers.

Click here for highlights of the 9.14 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

FOX News Channel #1 in Ratings for President Obama’s 9pm Wednesday Statement

Screen-Shot-2014-09-10-at-9.32.54-PMThe cable news numbers are in for President Barack Obama’s statement to the nation on ISIS Wednesday evening.

According to Nielsen Media Research, FOX News Channel had 4,447,000 total viewers during the President’s address, more than CNN and MSNBC combined, with 1,827,000 and 1,890,000 total viewers respectively. In the A25-54 demo, FOX was also on top with 994,000 viewers, a combined total as seen by CNN with 633,000 and MSNBC with 361,000.

Rating from the address for FNC and MSNBC were taken from 9-9:15 PM ET and from 9:02-9:16 PM ET for CNN.

Network Anchor Total Viewers A25-54
Fox
Megyn Kelly 4,447,000 994,000
MSNBC
Rachel Maddow 1,890,000 361,000
CNN Blitzer/Cooper 1,827,000 633,000

FNC’s ’13 Hours at Benghazi’ Earns 2.1 Million Total Viewers During Premiere

BenghaziFOX News Channel’s special documentary “13 Hours at Benghazi,” which aired Friday night at 10pm, had 2.1 million total viewers and 323,000 in the key A25-54 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network bested CNN, HLN, and MSNBC combined in total viewers in its time slot.

The program was hosted by chief political anchor Bret Baier and featured an exclusive interview with three American security personnel that revealed their identities and fought in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Chuck Todd’s Debut as ‘Meet the Press’ Moderator Wins Early Ratings

Meet the Press - Season 67Based on Nielsen fast program ratings, Chuck Todd‘s debut as moderator of “Meet the Press” yesterday was the top Sunday public affairs program.

Final numbers will be released Thursday morning, but early numbers show that ”Meet the Press,” which aired an exclusive sit down with President Barack Obama, averaged 2.977 million total viewers. ”MTP” also won the coveted A25-54 demo with 804,000 viewers. Read more

8.31.14 Sunday Show Ratings in DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 31, CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the most-watched Sunday show in total viewers at 49,000 while NBC’s “Meet the Press” was on top in households and the A25-54 demo with 43,000 and 25,000, respectively.

NBC and “FOX News Sunday” took second and third in total viewers with 45,000 and 42,000, respectively. In the A25-54 demo, Univision’s “Al Punto” came in second at 24,000.

Compared to the same week last year in the A25-54 demo in the DC market, FOX was up +800%, Univision +200%, and CBS +100%. ABC’s “This Week” and NBC were both down, -80% and -39%, respectively.

Click here for highlights of the 8.31 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Wins 8.24.14 Sunday Show Ratings in DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 24, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers, and the A25-54 demo.

NBC led households and total viewers with 68,000 and 84,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” in 2nd for all 3 categories in 46,000 households with 62,000 total viewers.

Compared to the same week last year in the A25-54 demo, ABC’s “This Week” was up +500%, FOX up +107%, Univision’s “Al Punto” up +63%, and NBC up +56%. CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the only network down, -33%.

Click here for highlights of the 8.24 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

Chuck Todd and NBC President Deborah Turness on Future of ‘Meet the Press’

Meet the Press - Season 67Recently named “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd was a guest on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning and addressed expectations of him as moderator of the iconic Sunday morning public affairs and longest running television program.

“I think the job for all of us, particularly in political reporting, is to demystify Washington for the American public but then also try to translate the American public’s frustration for out of touch Washington people,” said Todd.

Todd’s comments follow NBC president Deborah Turness‘ in a Sunday New York Times piece on her first year at the network and planned growth across its morning and evening – weekday and weekend – programming. Read more

NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Wins 8.17.14 Sunday Show Ratings in DC Market

sunday-shows_304According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 17, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers, and the A25-54 demo.

NBC led households and total viewers with 58,000 and 73,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed in 2nd by Univision’s “Al Punto” in total viewers with 63,000 and the A25-54 demo at 28,000, and CBS’s “Face the Nation” in 33,000 households.

Click here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump.

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