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Sunday Show Ratings, 3.9.14: ABC Hat Trick, Uni Tops Fox in Demo

“This Week” came in on top for the third week in a row last Sunday. They drew the most viewers overall and the most in the demographic with 3.267 million and 1.11 million respectively. “Meet the Press” came in second over all, but was bested by “Face the Nation” in the demographic. Both Univision’s “Al Punto” and “Fox News Sunday” had bad weeks, with viewership dropping 30% and 21% respectively, compared to last week. Viewership was down an average of 11% among the other networks. However, for the third week in a row, Univision beat Fox in the 25 – 54 demographic, scoring 398,000 viewers to Fox’s 293,000.

Here’s more from our sister site, TVNewser:

Compared to the same week last year, ABC and NBC were both up: “This Week” grew +38% in total viewers and +72% in the demo, and “Meet the Press” grew +9% and +10%, respectively. CBS (-9% / -2%), Fox (-13% / -25%) and Univison (-9% / -5%) were all down across the board.

The numbers for March 9:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 3.267M 1.11M
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.891M 886K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.889M 890K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.039M 293K
Univision “Al Punto” 758K 398K

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

Cardinal Dolan on Michael Sam: “Bravo”

In a pre-recorded interview on “Meet the Press” to air this Sunday, Cardinal Dolan of New York told David Gregory that he had no judgement for gay NFL player Michael Sam.

From the interview:

DAVID GREGORY: Michael Sam, from your home state, the football player, revealed that he was gay, first in the NFL.  And you saw the celebration from the President, the First Lady, and they were saying what a courageous step that was.  How did you view it?

CARDINAL DOLAN: Good for him.  I would have no sense of judgment on him.  God bless ya.  I don’t think, look, the same bible that tells us that teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people.  So I would say, “Bravo.”

Cardinal Dolan also said that Pope Francis would probably meet with victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, and that he “would be surprised if he did not.”

For the full interview, watch “Meet the Press” this Sunday.

Weekend Show Preview, 3.7 – 3.9

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:


Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Guest Host Charlie Rose, Frmr VP Dick Cheney, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Frmr. Sec. of State James Baker, NYT‘s Peter Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, National Review‘s Rich Lowry, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Frmr. Sec of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), George Will, Wilson Center’s Jane Harman, Rick Santorum, Rana Foroohar of TIME

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Ralph Reed, National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, Andrea Mitchell

ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ana Navarro, Peggy Noonan of WSJ, David Plouffe

Univision’s “Al Punto”: President Barack Obama, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza, Univision’s María Antonieta Collins, Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora, Former President of Colombia Andrés Pastrana

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinkin, Lithuanian Ambassador to US Žygimantas Pavilionis, Estonian Ambassador to the US Marina Kaljurand, Frmr Gov. Charlie Crist (D-FL), AB Stoddard of The Hill, Ben Ferguson, Donna Brazile,

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Sunday Show Ratings, 3.2.14: ABC on Top Again

“This Week” dominated the ratings this past Sunday for the second week in a row. ABC pulled in the most viewers overall and the most in the key 25-54 demographic -3.67 million and 1.28 million respectively. CBS’ “Face the Nation” came in second with 3.34 million total viewers, and NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in 3rd place with 3.19 million.  ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox were all up in viewers compared to last week, amid much discussion of the crisis in the Ukraine, while Univision was down slightly.

Here’s more from our sister site, TVNewser:

The win was ABC’s first back-to-back win in total viewers in close to 16 years (since 4/19/98 and 4/26/98).

Compared to the same week last year, all of the networks are up in both ratings measurements, with “Al Punto” showing the most growth in total viewers, up +48%, and “This Week” showing the most growth in the demo, +51% in A25-54 viewers.

The numbers for March 2:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 3.67M 1.28M
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.34M 953K
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.19M 946K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.32M 416K
Univision “Al Punto” 1.08M 507K

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

Michelle Obama Works Out (We Think?) on Univision’s ‘Al Punto’

Michelle Obama will appear on Univision’s Sunday morning public affairs show, “Al Punto,” to discuss the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move! campaign. In the pre-recorded segment, Obama speaks with Univision’s Satcha Pretto, and then get’s busy with some work out moves. At least, that’s what we think they’re doing????

The interview hasn’t aired yet, so we just have the transcript to go by. You tell us what’s happening…

SP:                   So this is very, very easy.
MO:                 Okay, uh-huh, uh-huh.
SP:                  Just look right here, with our legs spread open.  And this way we are kind of                           working our abdomen area.
MO:                 We’re holding our core tight.
SP:                   Yes, we raise our arms.  And we just…
MO:                 With just one arm.  So I see, yeah, the alternate, that works your oblique.
SP:                   And then you can, right there.
MO:                 Yeah, that’s good.  That’s good, side muscles.
SP:                   And we’re moving.
MO:                 Yeah, that’s good stuff.
SP:                   Thank you so much.  We really appreciate it.
MO:                 Oh, thank you.

Weekend Show Preview, 2.28 – 3.2

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand‎ (D-NY), Michael O’Hanlon of Brookings, Danielle Pletka of AEI, CBS’ Margaret Brennan and David Martin

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), George Will, Elise Viebeck of The Hill, Scott Brown, Evan Bayh

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kathleen Parker, Tina Brown, Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Chuck Todd of NBC/MSNBC

ABC’s “This Week“: Ben Affleck, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), CNN’s Van Jones, Rich Lowry of National Review, ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Nate Silver

Univision’s “Al Punto” : President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, Michelle Obama, wife of a Venezuelan political prisoner Lilian Tintori, Roni Kaplan of Israeli Defense Force, actor Eduardo Verastegui

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Rick Santorum, Former WH Deputy Press Sec. Bill Burton, NYT‘s Ross Douthat, Amy Walter of Cook Political Report

More guest listings after the jump…

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Sunday Show Ratings, 2.23.14: ABC Wins Big Over NBC, CBS

ABC’s “This Week” was the top Sunday show last week, pulling in 3.15 million total viewers and 963,000 viewers in the key 25 -54 demographic. The win for ABC was surprising given that “Meet the Press” was still benefiting from a boost in ratings due to NBC carrying the Olympics. They also boasted an exclusive interview with National Security Adviser Susan Rice. “MTP” still wins for the month of February (a sweep month) with an average of 3.27 million viewers each week compared to “This Week”‘s 3.07 million and “Face the Nation”‘s 3.22 million (half hour) / 2.5 million (full hour).

NBC can definitely celebrate a great sweeps month, but they nonetheless must be somewhat concerned about what will happen next month, when the Olympics won’t be in the mix.

Here’s more from our sister site, TVNewser:

This week’s win was ABC’s largest total-viewer advantage over NBC in 16 years (since 8/31/97).

Compared to the same week last year, ABC, NBC, Fox and Univision are all up in both ratings measurements, with “Al Punto” showing the most growth: +50% in total viewers and +56% in A25-54 viewers. CBS was down -5% in total viewers and up +5% in the demo.

The numbers for February 23:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 3.15M 963K
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.95M 844K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.39M 807K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.31M 471K
Univision “Al Punto” 1.17M 617K

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 2.23.14

ABC’s “This Week” – “The world is going from connected to hyper-connected now.  And what that does is that it concentrates wealth at the top.  It distributes power at the bottom.  And it injects transparency everywhere.” — Thomas Friedman

CBS’s “Face the Nation” – “I think the greatest disconnect is really between the ideologues that have taken over the once proud party of Abraham Lincoln and made it impossible for our Congress to do things that the vast majority of us, Democrats and Republicans throughout the country, agree make sense…” — Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

“Fox News Sunday” – “Well, people power is prevailing at the moment, but people power against tanks is nothing, so the question is how ruthless is Putin? He has a track record, and his track record suggests that he is absolutely un-reconciled to the diminished status of Russia, and this is his chance, perhaps his last and only chance, to try and recapture great power” – George Will

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – “There is not an inherent contradiction, David, between a Ukraine that has longstanding historic and cultural ties to Russia and a modern Ukraine that wants to integrate more closely with Europe. These need not be mutually exclusive.” — National Security Adviser Susan Rice

CNN’s “State of the Union” – “The idea that a kid has one marijuana cigarette and you send had him to prison where they can learn to really be a hardened criminal is not thoughtful public policy.” Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)

Sunday Show Ratings, 2.16.14: NBC Wins Again

For the second week in a row, NBC’s “Meet the Press” earned a Gold Medal as the top spot in the Sunday show rankings, both in total viewers and in the key demographic. This marks a reversal from the last quarter of last year and the first month of this year, when CBS’ “Face the Nation” held steady in the number one spot week after week. Of note, NBC holds the American broadcasting rights to the Winter Olympics.

Here’s more from our sister site, TVNewser:

NBC and ABC were both up compared to the same week last year, with NBC showing the most growth: +16% in total viewers and +28% in the demo. CBS was down -8% in total viewers and up +2%  in the demo, while “Fox News Sunday” was down -11% in total viewers and flat in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was down across the board.

The numbers for February 16:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 3.58M 1.14M
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.13M 955K
ABC “This Week” 2.74M 759K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.15M 375K
Univision “Al Punto” 749K 299K

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

Weekend Show Preview, 2.21 – 2.23

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Gov Bobby Jindal (R-LA), WaPo‘s Dan Balz, NYT‘s Jonathan Martin, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Slate’s John Dickerson, Bobby Ghosh of TIME, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT), Giant panda cub Bao Bao at the National Zoo (it’s unclear if he’ll be in-studio), George Will, President of the Wilson Center Jane Harman, Michael Needham of Heritage Action for America, and Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, NYT‘s David Brooks and Helene Cooper, PBS’ Judy Woodruff, retired Olympic Hockey player Mark Wells

ABC’s “This Week“: President George W. Bush; Jacob Wood, co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran; and guest host Martha Raddatz

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Actor Joe Morton

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Rep. Mario Díaz Balart (R-FL); Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL); María Corina Machado, Venezuelan opposition lawmaker; Tania Díaz, Venezuelan Congresswoman from President Nicolás Maduro’s Socialist Party; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s former Secretary of Foreign Affairs

More guest listings after the jump…

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