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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.

Click through for the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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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.

Monday’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ Earns Second Highest Ratings for 2014

bretfourMonday night following Carol Leonnig‘s Washington Post piece that the September 19 White House fence-jumper made it to the East Room of the White House, FOX News Channel’s ”Special Report with Bret Baier” posted its second highest rated program of the year with nearly 2.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Monday’s broadcast numbers were the program’s second to the July 17 coverage of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine.

“Special Report” had 2,583,000 total viewers and 371,000 in the A25-54 demo Monday night, more than the combined numbers of CNN’s “Situation Room” and MSNBC’s “Politics Nation.”

Ratings: Monday, September 29, 2014

FNC’s “Special Report” : 2,583,000 in P2+ (371,000 in A25-54)
CNN’s “Situation Room” : 611,000 in P2+ (184,000 in A25-54)
MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” : 518,000 in P2+ (95,000 in A25-54)

9.28.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

SundayShows-w-candyAccording to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 28, CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the number one rated Sunday show in total viewers at 62,000 with ”FOX News Sunday” in a close second with 60,000 viewers.

In the A25-54 demo in the DC market, FOX was #1 with 26,000 viewers, while Univision’s “Al Punto” and CBS were in second and third place, respectively, with 21,000 and 20,000 viewers.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted by the Ryder Cup.

The numbers for September 28:

Station Time Program Total Viewers A25-54
WUSA 10:30-11:30am “Face the Nation” 62K 20K
WTTG 9-10am “Fox News Sunday” 60K 26K
WFDC 10-11am “Al Punto” 38K 21K
WJLA 10-11am “This Week” 33K 14K

FOX News Channel Wins Weekday Primetime Basic Cable for 3Q 2014

FoxNewsChannel_1For the third quarter of 2014 and the first time since the network’s debut in 1996, FOX News Channel was the most watched network on weekday primetime basic cable (7 – 11 pm), ahead of ESPN, USA, and TNT, according to Nielsen Media Research. FNC was also number one in basic cable from 8 – 11 pm for the first time since the first quarter of 2003.

Additionally, FOX News Channel was third in total day viewers among all cable networks, behind Nickelodeon and Adult Swim, while CNN and MSNBC ranked 18th and 26th, respectively.

“Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” were both the top watched program in their respective time slot during Q3 2014 across all of basic cable, as was “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

For a full look at third quarter 2014 ratings, click on over to TVNewser.

9.21.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

SundayShows-w-candyAccording to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 21, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the number one rated Sunday show in 56,000 households, with 83,000 total viewers and 37,000 in the A25-54 demo.

In total viewers, CBS’s ”Face the Nation” was second with 43,000, followed by “FOX News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” tied for third with 38,000. In fifth place for all categories was ABC’s “This Week.”

Compared to the same week last year in the DC market, CBS was up +105% in total viewers followed by Univision and NBC at +36% and +20%, respectively. ABC and FOX were both down in total viewers, -29% and -27%, respectively.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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

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

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