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‘Face the Nation’ Wins 2013-14 Season

Face The Nation With Bob SchiefferAlthough the Sunday public affairs shows continue to be in a tight race for the top spot from week to week, “Face the Nation” finished the 2013-14 season first in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. It was the best audience in total viewers for “Face” in 21 years, since the 1992-93 season.

ABC’s “This Week” was second for the season, followed by NBC’s “Meet the Press” in third, “Fox News Sunday” in fourth and Univision’s “Al Punto” in fifth.

Compared to last season, “Face the Nation” — which is rated on only the first half hour because it is only broadcast contiguously across about half of the CBS affiliates — was up in both total viewers and the demo.

Sunday Show Ratings: May 18 & May Sweeps

“Face the Nation” took home the top spot in both ratings measurements on May 18. The CBS Sunday public affairs program bested ABC’s “This Week” by +130,000 total viewers and +101,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is the only show to grow, +6% in total viewers and +3% in the demo. “Face the Nation” (-2% in total viewers / -13% in the demo), “Meet the Press” (-9% / -8%), “Fox News Sunday (-11% / -10%) and Univision’s “Al Punto” (-4%/-19%) were all down.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,747,000 total viewers and 291,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered 1,071,000 total viewers and 493,000 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 May 18:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.87K 821K
ABC
“This Week” 2.74M 720K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.48M 698K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.09M 409K
UNI “Al Punto”" 705K 299K

As for May Sweeps: Read more

Sunday Show Ratings: May 11

A split decision for the Sunday public affairs shows on May 11: CBS’ “Face the Nation” won in total viewers and ABC’s “This Week” won in the A25-54 demographic.

With “Meet the Press” preempted for NBC’s coverage of the Barclays Premier League, “Fox News Sunday” was third and Univision’s “Al Punto” was fourth.

Compared to the same week last year, only “This Week” grew in both ratings measurements, up +20% in total viewers and +22% in A25-54 viewers. “Face the Nation” was up +4% in total viewers and down -13% in the demo, while “Fox News Sunday” and “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,738,000 total viewers and 327,000 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 May 11:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.06M 724K
ABC
“This Week” 2.75M 860K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.24M 372K
UNI “Al Punto” 665K 324K
NBC “Meet the Press”

Sunday Show Ratings: May 4

The Sunday public affairs show leaderboard shifts again this week: CBS’ “Face the Nation” took home the top spot in both ratings measurements on May 4.

After two straight wins, ABC’s “This Week” fell back to second. NBC’s “Meet the Press” remained in third, delivering its lowest A25-54 audience in more than 22 years (since the start of Nielsen’s electronic database in 1991).

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is the only show to grow in both ratings measurements, up +11% in total viewers and +19% in A25-54 viewers. “Face the Nation” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were flat in total viewers and up in the demo and “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,011,000 total viewers and 399,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,053,000 total viewers and 463,000 demo 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 May 4:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.89M 849K
ABC
“This Week” 2.62M 771K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.29M 530K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.01M 285K
Univision “Al Punto” 769K 415K

Sunday Show Ratings: April 27

One year ago, ABC’s “This Week” was third — behind CBS’ “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” — in both ratings measurements. This week, ABC takes home the top spot for the second week straight, with CBS falling to second and NBC falling to third.

“This Week” is the only Sunday public affairs show to grow year-over-year, up +26% in total viewers and +36% in the A25-54 demographic. “Fox News Sunday” is flat in total viewers and down -17% in the demo, while “Face the Nation” (-17% / -12%), “Meet the Press” (-12% / -16%) and Univision’s “Al Punto” (-14% / -12%) are down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,876,000 total viewers and 357,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 513,000 total viewers and 144,000 demo 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 April 27:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 2.94M 877K
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.63M 774K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.20M 658K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.14M 349K
Univision “Al Punto” 708K 345K

Sunday Show Ratings: April 20

On the heels of the news that George Stephanopoulos has signed a long-term deal to remain at ABC News, “This Week” takes home a win in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic for the week of April 20.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” came in second and NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third. Both shows, along with “Fox News Sunday,” were coded as specials due to the Easter holiday. Compared to the same week last year, which was the week of the Boston Marathon bombings, all five shows are down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,618,000 total viewers and 388,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,083,000 total viewers and 294,000 demo 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 April 20:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 2.62M 776K
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.59M 721K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.19M 667K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.15M 371K
Univision “Al Punto” 582K 310K

Sunday Show Ratings: April 13

CBS’ “Face the Nation” won in both ratings measurements on April 13. ABC’s “This Week” came in second in total viewers and NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in second in the A25-54 demographic.

Compared to the same week last year, only “Fox News Sunday” was up in both ratings measurements, +25% in total viewers and +26% in the A25-54 demographic. “This Week” was down -5% in total viewers and up +5% in the demo, while “Meet the Press” was down -19% in total viewers and flat in the demo. “Face the Nation” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,893,000 total viewers and 462,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 913,000 total viewers and 352,000 demo 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 April 13:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.03M 894K
ABC
“This Week” 2.29M 638K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.23M 677K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.27M 420K
Univision “Al Punto” 563K 236K

 

Boston Marathon Victim Leaves Taping of ‘Meet the Press’ in Tears

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings — Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who was also the subject of a CNN profile earlier this week — left a taping “Meet the Press” in tears today.

In a series of tweets, Haslet-Davis said she “politely” asked the show not to use the bomber’s name in the pre-taped interview.

>Update: “Adrianne Haslet-Davis is an inspiring survivor with an important story to share. She was due to take part in a roundtable discussion for Meet the Press with three other participants. She requested that the alleged bombers’ name not be used in the entire program, but given the nature of the discussion we couldn’t make that guarantee,” an NBC News spokesperson tells TVNewser. “We regret any distress caused by this miscommunication.”

An NBC News source tells us Deborah Turness, the network’s president, personally called Haslet-Davis to apologize.

“MTP” host David Gregory responded to Haslet-Davis on Twitter, saying the segment was intended to be “a celebration of Boston w smaller focus on whether clues were missed that could have stopped the bombers.” Read more

Sunday Show Ratings: April 6

Yet another split decision for the Sunday public affairs shows: CBS’ “Face the Nation” comes in first in total viewers, but ABC’s “This Week” takes the top spot in the A25-54 demographic.

Compared to the same week last year, only “This Week” grew in both ratings measurements, up +10% in total viewers and +15 in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” were up slightly in total viewers and down in the demo, while “Face the Nation” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,012,000 total viewers and 457,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 933,000 and 384,000 viewers, respectively.

“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 April 6:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.91M 766K
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.77M 730K
ABC “This Week” 2.75M 832K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.11M 377K
Univision “Al Punto” 694K 348K


‘Meet the Press’ Meets America

Meet the Press“Meet the Press” is unveiling a new series with NBC News correspondent Kevin Tibbles to take politics “outside of the Beltway and into the Heartland.”

“Meeting America,” which kicked off last week with a report from Iowa, will look at how political decisions made in D.C. affects the day-to-day lives of Americans. This week’s report will be from Steele City, Nebraska, the starting point of Phase II of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

“Our goal is to translate what’s going on in Washington, DC, and show the real impact on constituents across the country,” executive producer Rob Yarin said in a statement. “Politics isn’t just about politicians — it’s about real people and real life outside the halls of the West Wing or Capitol Hill, and ‘Meeting America’ allows us to give a national platform to voices we don’t normally hear from on these issues.”

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