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First Place Sunday For ABC and CBS, FNS Re-Air’s Triple Digit Growth

Following a week in which ABC beat Meet the Press in the A25-54 demo, the NBC program usually on top found itself in 2nd and 3rd place in Total Viewers and the demo last week.

For the first time in 102 weeks, MTP finished 2nd in Total Viewers, behind CBS’ Face the Nation. Last week Bob Schieffer interviewed Sen. Barack Obama.

In the demo, ABC’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos finished first, with CBS coming in 2nd. NBC was 3rd and Fox News Sunday fourth. Sen. John McCain was a guest on the ABC program.

Sept. 28, 2008 Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
Face the Nation 3,530,000 1,230,000
Meet the Press 3,510,000 1,140,000
This Week 3,440,000 1,280,000
FOX News Sunday 1,600,000 630,000

• While FNS finishes fourth on Sunday morning, its re-air on FNC is seeing record ratings. During September, year-to-year, the 6pmET re-air has grown 119% in Total Viewers (1,389,000) and 95% in the demo (316,000).

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