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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

Josh Earnest Sits Down with CNN’s Brian Stelter for First Sunday Show Appearance

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 13.02.51On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” CNN host Brian Stelter sat down in the White House briefing room with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to discuss a variety of issues including the Administration’s ‘transparency’ and how he’s settling into his new role in his first Sunday Show appearance.

On the topic of transparency, Earnest said, “If there’s ever a day when the White House press corps sits back and says, ‘You know, we’re getting all the information that we need from the White House Press Office,’ then everybody in the White House press corps would not be doing their jobs, right?”

For those who missed, click through for the full conversation, which also touched on whether he’s dreaded any days he’s had to speak at the podium, if the briefing should remain televised, and what his media diet entails. Read more

Best Quotes from 7.13.14 Sunday Shows

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,”: “No, I will commit to everything and anything that would provide credible assurances for the international community that Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons, because we are not. We don’t see any benefit in Iran developing a nuclear weapon.”

Attorney General Eric Holder said on ABC’s “This Week” : “The immigration laws are being enforced, though we are faced with an extraordinary situation where thousands of people, young people especially, are fleeing Central America for economic reasons to get away from really endemic violence in their countries…The president has put together a proposal to Congress asking for almost $4 billion.  We are surging immigration judges to the border to process all of these people.”

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer : “Hamas is deliberately targeting our civilians; they want to keep as many civilians in Israel as possible.  Thankfully, we have an iron dome to protect our civilians, but as the Prime Minister said, they’re actually using their civilians as human shields…They play missile barriers next to mosques, schools, hospitals, it makes it very difficult for our military to right this war in a surgical way, but we’ll do it and we’ll continue to uphold the highest standards.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.13.14

On Monday we gave you the ratings for the July 6 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

“Fox News Sunday” has Amb. Dennis Ross. Rick Santorum is headed to NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Attorney General Eric Holder is slated for ABC’s “This Week.” And CNN’s “State of the Union” landed Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Aaron Schock (R-IL), and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

Click through for the full rundown. Read more

Shawna Thomas to Join NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as Senior Editor

Shawna Thomas

Shawna Thomas

As of July 16, Shawna Thomas will join Meet the Press as senior editor responsible for leading its digital strategy. Thomas joins “Meet” having been with the network since 2006, serving as White House producer and Capitol Hill producer as well as a news associate, political assignment editor, and digital associate producer.

Also out of NBC News today, Erika Masonhall has been promoted to Vice President of Communications.

See Executive Producer Rob Yarin‘s internal note on Thomas’ announcement after the jump. 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

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 7.6.14

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” : “The rule of law is that ‘The Constitution’ requires the United States to secure the border. And we’re not doing that. We haven’t done it for years. And we are paying a huge price.”

Sen. John McCain on the topic of Hillary Clinton on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” : “I respect her views. We have had disagreements on a number of issues. But I think it’s my job to work with every president if she, regrettably, attains the presidency.”

Also on “Face,” Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke on the threat of terrorism : “Al Qaeda’s not decimated. The groups operating in Pakistan and now Afghanistan are lethal. They’re growing. We’re about to shut down our ability to detect what they’re up to and hit them before they hit us. This literally is insane given the way the world has fallen apart.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.6.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 29 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL); David Ignatius, ”The Director;” Sandra Brown, ”Mean Streak;” Karin Slaughter, ”Cop Town;” Lee Child, contributor, “FaceOff;” Jeffery Deaver, contributor, “FaceOff”

“Fox News Sunday”:  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : TBA

Univision’s “Al Punto” Esvin Ramos, brother of Gilberto Ramos, a Guatemalan minor that recently died at the border; Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer; Luis Chataing, Venezuelan comedian and television presenter; Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and producer

CNN’s “State of the Union Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Mayor Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta, CA; Mo Elleithee, communications director, DNC Communications; Sean Spicer, communications director, RNC Communications; Stephanie Miller, political commentator; host, “The Stephanie Miller Show;” Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard; Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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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

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.29.14

Sen. Joe Manchin on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer: “Our main goal right now is to protect our embassy and all the Americans that we have over there, and I think the President has every right, plus, he has the responsibility to do that.  I’m fine with that.  Do whatever it takes to protect our people, our embassy; we’re not going to be run out of that country.”

On the terror threat in Iraq, President Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” : “Now, we are spending a lot of time, and we have been for years, making sure we are improving intelligence to respond to that.  We have to improve our surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence there.  Special Forces are going to have a role.  And there are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm.” Read more

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