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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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Highlights from 7.27.14 Sunday Shows

Hillary Clinton on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” answering what Vladimir Putin is ‘like as a man’ : “Well, he’s very tough. He’s a very arrogant person to deal with, which I think is a combination of this vision of Russia and some fundamental insecurity because when you are dealing with him, he often acts as though he couldn’t care less, he’s not interested, even talking with him about getting Russia into the World Trade Organization which is something the Obama administration was determined to do because we want to have a rules based order in so far as possible.”

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on President Putin on CBS’s “Face the Nation” : “I think that Putin is living in his own world.  He has made up an awful lot of lies in terms of who is responsible for the fact that the Soviet Union disintegrated. He actually called that the greatest disaster of the 2oth century. Hard to believe, when there were two world wars that killed millions of people; among them, Russians. So that’s the first lie. And then he has, in fact, propagandized all that to his own country, and then into central and Eastern Europe. I think what he wants to do is to reestablish himself as the identification of Russian nationalism. And then also to do everything he can to kind of reestablish something akin to the Soviet Union, obviously not that, but a grouping of countries around Russia that are completely subservient to him and to Moscow. And until he can get that, he’s going to work to destabilize Eastern Europe.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on NBC’s “Meet the Press” : If you had 2,500 rockets falling on your cities, if you had terror tunnels dug underneath your border to reach your kindergarten, if you had attacks by land, by sea, and by air, of course  take action. You take action, you take military action aplenty. I have no doubt that you would. So does Israel.” Read more

‘This Week’ EP Jonathan Greenberger Joins Mike Allen at POLITICO’s ‘Open Mike’

In the most recent installment of POLITICO’s “Open Mike” series, Playbook editor Mike Allen sat down with ABC’s “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger to discuss how the format of “This Week” has changed and how Greenberger ‘imagines’ the ‘viewer.’

“On some level, I imagine my parents,” answered Greenberger. “I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. My parents are still back there. They’re busy during the week and I know they care a lot about the news but I also know during the week, they don’t have a lot of time to invest in the news. So on Sunday morning when it’s a quiet time in the week, they can put on an extra pot of coffee and be a little reflective.”

 

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Weekend Show Preview – 7.27.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 20 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hillary Clinton on ”Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and CFR president Richard Haass on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

NBC Sources Tell Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove ‘Gregory is Toast’

Gregory_1.22Yesterday, the New York Post’s “Page Six” reported that David Gregory‘s tenure as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” may soon be coming to an end.

The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.”

Grove’s analysis differs dramatically compared to what an NBC spokesperson told “Page Six’s” Emily Smith Tuesday night, saying, “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did.” Read more

Will David Gregory Soon be Replaced as Host of ‘Meet the Press?’

Gregory_1.22David Gregory‘s tenure as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” may soon be coming to an end.

According to the New York Post’s ”Page Six,” Gregory could be replaced following November’s Midterm Elections.

A “Page Six” source from NBC said, “The discussion is whether to make a change before or after the midterm elections. Just after the midterms would give the new moderator time to settle in.”

“Viewership is down a whopping 43 percent compared to when Gregory ascended to the moderator’s chair in December 2008, after the death of Tim Russert. The show finished in third place behind CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ and ABC’s ‘This Week’ in the second quarter of 2014,” according to the report.

For Gregory’s potential replacements as host of the nation’s longest running television program, click here.

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

Quotes by John Kerry on 7.20.14 Sunday Shows

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 09.44.05Secretary of State John Kerry on CBS’s “Face the Nation” : “What we have is a lot of evidence that points in the direction that raises very, very serious questions, including the fact that a few weeks ago, we have 150-vehicle convoy coming from Russia, going into the east of Ukraine with tanks, artillery, multiple rocket launchers, armored personnel carriers, turned over to the separatists.”

Secretary of State John Kerry on ABC’s “This Week” : “Russia — there are — I mean some of the separatist leaders, George, are Russian.  Russia has armed the separatists.  Russia has supported the separatists.  Russia has trained the separatists.  Russia continues to refuse to call publicly for the separatists to engage in behavior that would lend itself to a resolution of this issue.”

Secretary of State John Kerry on NBC’s “Meet the Press” : “There’s a story today confirming that. But we have not, within the administration, made a determination. But it’s pretty clear, when, you know, there’s a build-up of extraordinary circumstantial evidence. You know, I’m a former prosecutor. I’ve tried cases on circumstantial evidence. It’s powerful here. But even more importantly, we picked up the imagery of this launch. We know the trajectory. We know where it came from. We know the timing. And it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar. We also know, from voice identification, that the separatists were bragging about shooting it down afterwards.”

Secretary of State John Kerry on CNN’s “State of the Union” : “And on Thursday of the event, we know that, within hours of this event, this particular system passed through two towns right in the vicinity of the shoot-down. We know, because we observed it by imagery, that, at the moment of the shoot-down, we detected a launch from that area, and our trajectory shows that it went to the aircraft.”

Secretary of State John Kerry on “Fox News Sunday” : “Drunken separatists have been piling bodies into trucks and removing them from the site.  We only had 75 minutes of access to the site on Friday.  Three hours of access yesterday.  Despite Mr. Putin and Russia saying they were going to make every effort to make sure there’d be a full and fair investigation, thorough, and the site would be protected.  Because of Russia’s linkage to these separatists, they have a greater ability to exert influence, and we need Russia to become part of the solution, not part of the problem.”

Weekend Show Preview – 7.20.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 13 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Full lineups have yet to be announced across the board, but highlights thus far: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on “Fox News Sunday” and Juan Orlando Hernández, president of Honduras on “Al Punto.”

Click through for the full rundown. 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

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