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Sunday Show Ratings: December 7

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” fell behind ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulosin both total viewers the key A25-54 demo for the first time this season on Sunday, Dec. 7.

“This Week” saw increases in both categories compared to the same week last year, up +1% in viewers and +17% in the demo. “Face the Nation” was down -14% in viewers and -15% in the demo. “Meet the Press” also had substantial growth, up +20% in viewers and +18% in the demo from a year ago, to deliver the highest numbers since Chuck Todd took over in September.

“This Week” is leading NBC’s “Meet the Press” by its largest margins during a season in 18 years in viewers (+149,000) and in 22 years in the demo (+115,000)– since the 1996-97 and the 1992-93 seasons, respectively. Stephanopoulos spoke with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday’s episode.

“Fox News Sunday” was up slightly in viewers but down -6% in the demo, while combining with cable replays for 3.5 million viewers. Replays on FNC averaged a combined 2.030,000 total viewers and 388,000 in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for December 7:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.13M 881,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.87M 888,000
ABC
“This Week” 3.14M 1.010M
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.46M 448,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 618,000 274,000
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Sunday Show Ratings: November 30

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” was first among Sunday shows in viewers and in the A25-54 demo on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Compared to the same week last year CBS also showed the most growth: up +15% in viewers and up +57% in the demo. NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” was second in both viewers and the demo. MTP was up +12% in the demo, and flat in viewers. ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was up +4% in the demo, but down -2% in viewers. “FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace” also saw double digit growth in both measurements: +15% in viewers and +26% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” also saw year-over-year growth: up +2% in viewers and up +36% in the demo.

Replays of “Fox News Sunday” on FNC averaged a combined 1,781,000 total viewers and 280,000 in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for November 30:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.388M 1.145M
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.799M 806,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.636M 769,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.388M 456,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 757,000 417,000

Sunday Show Ratings: Nov. 23 and Sweeps

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” was first among Sunday shows in viewers and in the key A25-54 demo last week, despite  being down -3% overall and -8% in the demo compared to the same week last year.

ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos“ was second in both categories, up +5% in the demo. NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third and was preempted a year ago for coverage of Formula 1 racing.

“Fox News Sunday” was down -9% in the demo but totaled 3.4M viewers when combining broadcast numbers with cable replay. Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 2.06 million total viewers and 397,000 in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for November 23:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.79M 1.04M
ABC
“This Week” 2.99M 923,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.83M 868,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.40M 413,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 1.09M 622,000

As for November Sweeps, “Face the Nation” finished first in total viewers and the demo, although it was down -7% in the demo since November sweeps in 2013. By contrast, “This Week” was up +7% in the demo and claimed its first November sweeps Total Viewers victory over “Meet the Press” in 18 years.

“Face the Nation” was first in all these measures for the third consecutive November sweep.

November 2014 Sweeps:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.45M 970,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.78M 822,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.73M 746,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.37M 439,000
UNIV “Al Punto”*  —–  —–

*TVNewser will add “Al Punto” Sweeps information once it becomes available.

Sunday Show Ratings: November 16

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in total viewers last week, but fell behind ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” in the A25-54 demo.  ”Face the Nation” was down -28% in the demo compared to the same week last year, while  ”This Week” was up +17 percent.

“This Week” had its best week of the season, with +9% in total viewers and edging  ”Face the Nation” by 35K in the demo.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third in both viewers and the demo, down -13% in total viewers.  ”MTP” delivered an additional 1.4 million total viewers and 671,000 demo viewers with rebroadcasts on the network and MSNBC.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 2.06 million total viewers and 388,000 A25-54 viewers. ”Fox News Sunday” was up +18 percent in total viewers and +51% percent in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for November 16:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.37M 902,000
ABC
“This Week” 3.06M 937,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.81M 669,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.48M 519,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 987,000 510,000

 

Sunday Show Ratings: November 9

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week and was up +23% in total viewers, despite a -3% drop in the A25-54 demo, compared to the same week last year.

This past Sunday’s episode of ”Face the Nation”marked the 60th anniversary of the show and featured interviews with President Barack Obama and President George W. BushBob Schieffer‘s program beat its competitors by more than one million total viewers.

ABC’s “This Week” was up +8% in the demo, finishing second. NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third in the demo and was down -13% in total viewers.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 1.79 million total viewers and 339,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for November 9:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.68M 987,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.59M 748,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.50M 684,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.28M 359,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 1.13M 491,000

 

Happy 60th Birthday ‘Face the Nation’

FTN60Pres. Barack Obama and his predecessor President George W. Bush will be Bob Schieffer‘s guests Sunday as “Face the Nation” celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The CBS News public affairs show debuted 60 years ago today, Nov. 7, 1954. It was originally broadcast Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. The first host was Tedd Koop. The first guest was Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy, a month before McCarthy was censured by the Senate.

Schieffer has moderated the show for more than a third of its existence, since 1991. Previous hosts include Lesley Stahl (1983-1991) and Howard K. Smith (1960-1961). Yesterday NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest running show on television, celebrated its 67th anniversary.

Sunday Show Ratings: Nov. 2

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week and was up +2% in total viewers and +29% in the A25-54 demo compared to the same week last year.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in second in the demo but was down: -4% in viewers and up +21% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down -8% in total viewers -10% in the demo. It should be noted that “This Week” was rescheduled in New York due to the NYC Marathon and Atlanta due to the Senate Debate.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 1.45 million total viewers and 196,000 A25-54 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” on broadcast was up +22% in the demo compared to last year. The Fox Sunday show had 2.7 million total viewers between broadcast and cable.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for October 26:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.89M 942,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.49M 682,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.71M 757,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.28M 464,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 805,000 358,000

 

Sunday Show Ratings: October 12

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” was No.1 in total viewers and the A25-54 demo among the Sunday public affairs shows on Sunday, Oct. 12.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was down the most: -19% in viewers and down -30% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year which was the midst of the government shutdown.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down in total viewers but up +8% in the demo while “Face the Nation” was up +9% in total viewers and +13% in the demo.

Univision’s “Al Punto” was up the most, +27% in the A25-54 demo compared to last year.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,969,000 total viewers and 275,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 53% of the country.

The numbers for October 12:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.53M 904,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.81M 809,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.48M 619,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.15M 447,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 1.05M 501,000

 

Sunday Show Ratings: October 5

sunday shows_304With revised Nielsen data in for Sunday, Oct. 5, “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” is now No.1 in total viewers and the A25-54 demo. And compared to the same week last year it was the only broadcast to show both total viewer and demo growth.

With the restated Nielsen data, “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” both added total viewers, while “This Week” lost viewers.

“Meet the Press” was down the most of the Sunday public affairs shows: -15% in viewers and down -34% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year which was the beginning of the government shutdown. “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” were also down double digits in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,734,000 total viewers and 376,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The numbers for October 5:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.337M 935,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.91M 840,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.51M 663,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.18M 365,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 815,000 409,000

 

Sunday Show Ratings: October 5 (Delay)

  • Due to the Nielsen software glitch leading to data errors, we’re holding off on the Sunday Show Ratings post for Oct. 5. We’ll post the results once Nielsen has reprocessed the data.

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