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Republicans Dominated Sunday Shows in 2013

Rachel Maddow show blogThe Sunday shows booked more Republicans than Democrats in 2013, according to research done by “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

10 out of the top 13 guests appearing across the main Sunday shows were Republicans, with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich) leading the way with 27 appearances (he was prominent during the NSA/Edward Snowden news cycle).

Former presidential candidate and Arizona Senator John McCain was next at 24 appearances, with CNN “Crossfire” co-host Newt Gingrich and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin tying for third place. Read more

Sunday Show Ratings: December 22

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was the top-rated Sunday public affairs show on December 22. ABC’s “This Week,” which has beaten “Meet the Press” in total viewers for the last three weeks and in the A25-54 demographic for three of the last four weeks, was second in both ratings measurements.

Compared to last week, only Univision’s “Al Punto” and ABC’s “This Week” are up in both ratings measurements. “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press” are down and “Fox News Sunday” is flat across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,773,000 total viewers and 317,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for December 22:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.13M 828K
ABC
“This Week” 2.92M 805K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.60M 716K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.31M 508K
Univision “Al Punto” 863K 368K

Sunday Show Ratings: December 15

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was the top-rated Sunday public affairs show December 15. It was a split decision for second: ABC’s “This Week” was number two in total viewers and NBC’s “Meet the Press” was second in the demo.

Compared to the year-ago Sunday, which was two days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, all the Sunday shows were down across the board except “This Week,” which was up slightly in total viewers (+1%).

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,673,000 total viewers and 353,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,168,000 total viewers and 589,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for December 15:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.31M 1.02M
ABC
“This Week” 2.86M 806K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.77M 819K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.30M 509K
Univision “Al Punto” 638K 245K

Sunday Show Ratings: December 8

CBS’ “Face the Nation” won in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic December 8, with ABC’s “This Week” ranking second in both ratings measurements. It was the largest total-viewer victory for ABC over NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which was third this week, in 16 years.

Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation,” “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” were up in both ratings measurements, with Fox up the most in total viewers (+19%) and CBS up the most in the demo (+22%). “Meet the Press” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,593,000 total viewers and 359,000 A25-54 viewers. Cable rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,014,000 total viewers and 525,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for December 8:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.63M 1.03M
ABC
“This Week” 3.10M 860K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.40M 753K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.45M 477K
Univision “Al Punto” 787K 312K

Sunday Show Ratings: December 1

A split decision for the Sunday public affairs shows over the long holiday weekend: CBS’ “Face the Nation” wins in total viewers and ABC’s “This Week” wins in the A25-54 demographic. It has become a three-way race for the top spot on Sunday mornings: just 18,000 demo viewers separated “This Week” and third-place “Meet the Press.”

Compared to the same week last year, ABC is up +13% in total viewers and down -2% in the A25-54 demo. CBS is flat in total viewers and down -4% in the demo, while NBC is flat in both ratings measurements. “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,289,000 total viewers and 439,000 A25-54 viewers. Cable rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 916,000 total viewers and 430,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for December 1:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.94M 731K
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.80M 719K
ABC “This Week” 2.70M 737K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.20M 363K
Univision “Al Punto” 742K 307K

Sunday Show Ratings: November 24 and November Sweeps

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was tops in both ratings measurements on November 24, besting ABC’s “This Week” by +510,000 total viewers and +254,000 A25-54 viewers. “Meet the Press” was preempted for NBC’s coverage of Formula 1 racing.

Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation,” “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” are all up. ABC is up the most, +48% in total viewers and +30% in the A25-54 demographic. Univision’s “Al Punto” was flat in total viewers and down -19% in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,194,000 total viewers and 462,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for November 24:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.92M 1.13M
ABC
“This Week” 3.41M 876K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.48M 456K
Univision “Al Punto” 932K 349K
NBC “Meet the Press”

As for November Sweeps: Read more

Sunday Show Ratings: November 17

A big win for “Face the Nation” on November 17: the CBS show averaged 4.6 million viewers, its best total viewer delivery in 12 years. The show, which originated from Dallas and covered the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, built on its prior-week total audience by +52%.

“Face” is also showing the most growth compared to the same week last year, up +32% in total viewers and +40% in the A25-54 demographic. NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+ 9% / +14%) and ABC’s “This Week” (+3% / +6%) were up in both ratings measurements, while Univision’s “Al Punto” was up +12% in total viewers and flat in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” was down -5% in total viewers and -27% in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,910,000 total viewers and 295,000 A25-54 viewers. Cable rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,368,000 total viewers and 699,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for November 17:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 4.57M 1.26M
NBC
“Meet the Press” 3.23M 851K
ABC “This Week” 2.82M 799K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.25M 343K
Univision “Al Punto” 1.04M 452K

Sunday Show Ratings: November 10

CBS’s “Face the Nation” was on top in both ratings measurements November 10, besting NBC’s “Meet the Press” by +110,000 total viewers and +211,000 viewers in the A25-54 demographic.

Compared to the same week last year— which was the first Sunday after the 2012 election— only CBS and Univision’s “Al Punto” are showing growth: CBS is up +4% in the demo and down -5% in total viewers while Univision is up +5% in total viewers and down -23% in the demo.

NBC (-13% / -23%), ABC’s “This Week” (-11% / -23%), and “Fox News Sunday” (-1% / -7%) were all down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,307,000 total viewers and 434,000 A25-54 viewers. Cable rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,409,000 total viewers and 688,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for November 10:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.00M 1.02M
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.89M 809K
ABC “This Week” 2.62M 688K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.21M 398K
Univision “Al Punto” 787K 279K

Sunday Show Ratings: November 3

A close split decision for the Sunday public affairs shows the week before Election Day: NBC’s “Meet the Press” won in total viewers, just barely beating out CBS’ “Face the Nation,” and ABC’s “This Week” won in the A25-54 demographic.

The show with the most growth, however, continues to be Univision’s “Al Punto,” which is up +58% in total viewers and +62% in the A25-54 demographic compared to the same week last year. “Al Punto” had its best ratings of the season so far, trailing “Meet the Press” by only -23,000 demo viewers.

All the other shows were down in both total viewers and the demo year-over-year.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,346,000 total viewers and 361,000 A25-54 viewers. Cable rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,194,000 total viewers and 586,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for November 3:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.82M 624K
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.81M 733K
ABC “This Week” 2.70M 760K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.32M 379K
Univision “Al Punto” 1.21M 601K

Sunday Show Ratings: October 27

CBS’ “Face the Nation” won in both total viewers and A25-54 viewers for the third week straight on October 27. ABC’s “This Week” was second in total viewers and NBC’s “Meet the Press” was second in the demo.

Only Univision’s “Al Punto,” which beat “Fox News Sunday” in the demo this week, is posting year-over-year growth in both ratings measurements, up +8% in total viewers and +11% in the demo. “This Week” is flat in total viewers and down -16% in the demo, while CBS (-6% / -23%), NBC (-17% / -35%) and Fox (-14% / -30%) were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,785,000 total viewers and 256,000 A25-54 viewers. Cable rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 889,000 total viewers and 368,000 A25-54 viewers.

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

The numbers for October 27:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.55M 838K
ABC
“This Week” 2.84M 733K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.80M 750K
Fox “Fox News Sunday” 1.27M 408K
Univision “Al Punto” 848K 461K

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