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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

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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 Wins DC Market Sunday Show Ratings 8.10.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 10, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory 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 61,000 and 90,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace in 2nd for all 3 categories in 34,000 households with 50,000 total viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, Univision was up +129%, FOX +79%, CBS +47%, and NBC +17%. ABC was the only network down, -67%.

Click here for highlights of the 8.10 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

NBC Sweeps DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 8.3.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 3, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory 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 71,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace in 2nd for both categories in 43,000 households with 58,000 total viewers. In the key A25-54 demo, Univision’s “Al Punto” had 17,000 viewers, second to MTP at 21,000.

While on top this week, compared to the same week last year, NBC was up the least, at +16%. FOX was up +57%, ABC up +55%, and CBS +44%. Univision 40,000 total viewers this week was up +900% to last year’s 4,000 P2 viewers in the DC market.

Click here for highlights of the 8.3 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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

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.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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.”

Click through for a full look at this week’s ratings. Read more

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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