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:
||“Meet the Press”||3.58M||1.14M|
||“Face the Nation”||3.13M||955K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.15M||375K|
“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.