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Sunday Show Ratings: September 28

sunday shows_304Update 10/13/14: the numbers have been updated following a Nielsen ratings data glitch. With restated data, “Face the Nation” was number one for Sept. 28

Previous story: “This Week” was the top Sunday program in viewers and the A25-54 demo this week in a reduced field due to “Meet the Press” being pre-empted for the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. The ABC broadcast topped second place “Face the Nation” by +65,000 and by +70,000 demo viewers. ABC’s victory in viewers for the first telecast of the season was its first in 12 years.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is up +24% in viewers and up +28% in the demo. “Face” was up +10% in viewers and flat in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most viewer growth, up +70% in viewers and up +21% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was down -9% in viewers and down -13% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,677,000 total viewers and 358,000 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 September 28:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.330M 933K
ABC
“This Week” 3.156M 899K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.692M 383K
UNIV “Al Punto” 710K 284K

‘Face the Nation’ Wins 2013-2014 Season

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” wins its second consecutive season, topping in both total viewers and A25-54 demo viewers for the 2013-2014 season. The Sunday public affairs show drew 3.11 viewers, up +2% in viewers compared to the 2012-2013 season. The demo win was razor-thin, with “Face” topping ABC’s “This Week” by just 1,000 viewers.

The ABC broadcast saw the most growth in both viewers and the demo compared to last season, up + 13% in viewers and +16% in the demo. “Meet the Press,” hosted for almost the entire season by David Gregory before he was replaced by Chuck Todd, was down -5% in viewers and down -6% in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” was up +4% in viewers and down -9% in the demo. “Al Punto” hosted by Jorge Ramos on Univision was down -3% in viewers and -5% in the demo.

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

The numbers for the 2013-2014 season:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.111M 867K
ABC
“This Week” 2.932M 866K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.724M 786K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.241M 397K
UNIV “Al Punto” 806K 370K

 

Sunday Show Ratings: September 14

sunday shows_304In Chuck Todd‘s second week as “Meet the Press” moderator, the NBC broadcast slipped from first to third place. CBS’ “Face the Nation” was the top program in total viewers for September 14, while ABC’s “This Week” topped the A25-54 demo.

“Face” bested “This Week” by +165,000 viewers, drawing its largest audience in two months. “This Week” beat the CBS broadcast by +34,000 demo viewers. The demo win marks 13 out of the last 16 weeks for ABC. Although “Meet” slipped to third, as NBC News told us last week, they expect a slow build to grow its audience.

Compared to the same week last year,  “Face” was up +11% in viewers and +9% in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most total viewer growth, up +23% and also up +20% in the demo.  “This Week” was up +7% in viewers and +39% in the demo.  “Meet” was down -2% in viewers and -8% in the demo. “Al Punto” was down -9% in viewers and up +13% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,496,000 total viewers and 396,000 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 September 14:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.054M 913K
ABC
“This Week” 2.889M 947K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.589M 668K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.267M 419K
UNI “Al Punto” 705K 333K

Chuck Todd Wins in ‘Meet the Press’ Debut

sunday shows_304Audiences meeting Chuck Todd for the first time liked what they saw, as “Meet the Press” won in viewers and the A25-54 demo in Todd’s debut September 7.

“Meet,” which featured an exclusive interview with President Obama as well as a return of the press as a prominent part of the show, saw its first win in either category since February, besting #2 CBS’ “Face the Nation” by +219,000 viewers. “This Week” ranked third; “Fox News Sunday” fourth, and Univision’s “Al Punto” fifth.

Compared to the same week last year, “Meet” was up +11% in viewers and +19% in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most total viewer growth, up +20%, while down -13% in the demo. “Face the Nation” was down -3% in viewers and flat in the demo. “This Week” was down -9% in viewers and flat in the demo. “Al Punto” was down -25% in viewers and up -16% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,736,000 total viewers and 316,000 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 September 7:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.991M 821K
CBS
“Face the Nation’ 2.772M 763K
ABC “This Week” 2.505M 774K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.321M 356K
UNI “Al Punto” 755K 376K

In His Debut, Chuck Todd Gets ‘Meet the Press’ Ratings Win

Todd304So far, so good for Chuck Todd and “Meet the Press.”

Preliminary ratings are in for Todd’s debut yesterday, and according to Nielsen’s fast program ratings for September 7, “Meet” won in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. The program, which featured Todd’s interview with President Obama, drew 2.977 viewers and 804,000 demo viewers. The victory marks the show’s first win in viewers or the demo since February.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Chuck’s first show and are so appreciative of the viewers that turned to ‘Meet the Press’ this Sunday,” an NBC spokesperson tells TVNewser. “At the same time, we know that one week does not equal a trend and expanding our regular audience will take a slow build week to week.”

We’ll have the final Sunday show ratings on Thursday.

Chuck Todd’s First ‘Meet the Press:’ ‘This Program Will Continue to Evolve’

MTPToddChuck Todd opened his first “Meet the Press,” surrounded by the press. At a new desk, with Todd at its center, NBC’s political director introduced those around him: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Nia Malika Henderson of the “Washington Post,” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and waiting in the wings, BuzzFeed’s John Stanton and Amy Walter, formerly of ABC News, now with the Cook Political Report.

Said Todd: “Obviously it’s a pretty big honor for me to be sitting in this chair as the 12th moderator of this program following in the footsteps of the likes of Martha Rountree, Lawrence Spivak, Tim Russert and, of course, David Gregory.”

“As you can see, we’re making a few changes around here. As I like to say, we’re living in a house as we remodel it, so the program in this studio will continue to evolve over the coming months.”

Todd began the show with his one-on-one with Pres. Obama on the issue of ISIS. He then got reaction from his guests. The second segment included Todd’s Obama interview as it pertained to domestic issues, and again, analysis from the press, including Walter and Stanton, who, like Todd, sports facial hair: “because we didn’t have enough goatees,” Todd joked.

The next block included a new segment called “Who needs Washington?” Kevin Tibbles reported on how Oklahoma City is just one city moving forward without much help from Washington, DC, followed by in-studio interviews with the mayors of Oklahoma City, Tacoma and Pittsburgh — a republican, an independent and a democrat, respectively.

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Sunday Show Ratings: August 31

sunday shows_304ABC’s “This Week” notched a win in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic on August 31, besting NBC’s “Meet the Press,” guest hosted by Andrea Mitchell, by +394,000 viewers.” A half-hour “Face the Nation,” guest hosted by Major Garrett, with its second half-hour pre-empted by U.S. Open tennis, came in third. “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” was the only show to increase in both total viewers and the demo, up +4% and +18%, respectively. “Meet the Press” was down -17% in viewers and -18% in the demo while the shortened “Face the Nation” was down -9% in viewers and -35% in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” was up +2% in viewers but down -18% in the demo. “Al Punto” was down -13% in viewers and up +4% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,944,000 total viewers and 311,000 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 August 31:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 2.831M 891K
NBC
“Meet the Press’ 2.437M 684K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.397M 522K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.117M 330K
UNI “Al Punto” 653K 311K

Sunday Show Ratings: August 24

sunday shows_304CBS’ “Face the Nation” notched a win in total viewers on August 24, besting ABC’s “This Week” by +242,000 total viewers. “This Week” won in the A25-54 demo beating the CBS broadcast by 28,000 viewers.  ”Meet the Press,” guest hosted by Chris Jansing was third. “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Compared to the same week last year, every show but “Al Punto”(-3%) was up in total viewers. “Face the Nation” was up the most in total viewers (+30%) and the A25-54 demo (+20%).  ”Fox News Sunday” was the lone program to lose ground in the demo (-4%).

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,644,000 total viewers and 560,000 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 August 17:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS “Face the Nation” 3.053M 829K
ABC “This Week” 2.811M 857K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.442M 712K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.298M 401K
UNI “Al Punto” 718K 399K

Sunday Show Ratings: August 17

sunday shows_304ABC’s “This Week” notched a win in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic on August 17, besting CBS’ “Face the Nation” by +81,000 total viewers and +246,000 A25-54 viewers. “Meet the Press,” guest hosted by Andrea Mitchell after David Gregory‘s mid-week departure from NBC, was third. “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Compared to the same week last year, all five shows were up in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. “Fox News Sunday” was up the most in total viewers (+46%) and “This Week” was up the most in the demo (+53%).

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday,” guest hosted this week by Shannon Bream, averaged a combined 2,108,000 total viewers and 487,000 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 August 17:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 3.021M 1.001M
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.940M 755K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.661M 735K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.306M 401K
UNI “Al Punto” 698K 369K

Sunday Show Hosts React to Chuck Todd Hosting ‘Meet the Press’

chuck todd mtp 2Like other news timeslots, the Sunday morning shows are fiercely competitive. But before Chuck Todd takes the reins of “Meet the Press” September 7, his soon-to-be competitors are welcoming him into the fray.

Here’s what a few of them tell TVNewser about Todd’s ascension to “MTP.”

George Stephanopoulos: “Chuck’s been preparing for this his whole career. Great to have him in the Sunday morning mix.”

Chris Wallace: “I welcome Chuck to the Sunday morning wars. Enjoy the last few Saturday nights out you’ll have for a long time. I expect Chuck to be solid competition, which will only make the game more interesting.”

Bob Schieffer: “David and Chuck are both friends of mine so I wish both of them the very best.”

Last night, Todd tweeted his feelings on landing in the coveted “MTP” moderator chair.

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