During this never-ending primary season, the Sunday morning shows have seen a nice bounce in May viewer ship especially in the DC market. Meet the Press comes in first for the just-ended May sweeps while Chris Wallace‘s Fox News Sunday came in second in the nation’s 9th largest market. Bob Schieffer‘s Face the Nation was in third and This Week with George Stephanopoulos in 4th place.
Wallace’s highly promoted one-on-one with Sen. Barack Obama, which ended the “Obama Watch,” helped FNS take second.
The details, after the jump…
For Sunday morning shows, May sweeps includ the following show-dates: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 and 5/18
Household ratings (Washington, D.C. market):
NBC Meet the Press — 4.7
FOX News Sunday — 2.1
CBS Face the Nation — 1.6
ABC This Week — 1.4
Total viewers (Washington, D.C. market):
NBC Meet the Press — 136,000
FOX News Sunday — 61,000
CBS Face the Nation — 46,000
ABC This Week — 27,000