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Sunday Show Ratings: October 26

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week despite being down -15% in total viewers and down -2% in the A25-54 demo compared to the same week last year.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was down: -16% in viewers and down -32% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down -13% in total viewers -4% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was also also down -13% in the demo compared to last year.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1.95 million total viewers and 372,000 A25-54 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” on broadcast was down -24% overall and and down -11% in the demo, but it should be noted that “FNS” aired at 8 am ET and 5 am PT in several markets due to an early NFL game. The Fox Sunday show had 2.9 million total viewers between broadcast and cable.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for October 26:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.01M 818,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.47M 701,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.35M 508,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 970,000 363,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 814,000 402,000

 

Brian Williams Leads NBC News Election Night Coverage

brian-williams-dncNBC News will provide two one-hour primetime specials on election night, led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET, and continues online at 11 p.m. with a live “digital-exclusive” program through midnight.

NBC will also provide brief special reports on the broadcast network throughout the evening, and “NBC Nightly News” will update its broadcast for the West coast. A second live hour of election coverage will air in the West at 10 p.m. PT.

Williams will anchor from a new elections desk at NBC News headquarters in New York, joined by Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, Tamron Hall, “TODAY” co-host, Tom Brokaw, NBC News special correspondent, and Joe Scarborough, NBC News senior political analyst and host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.

 

Sunday Show Ratings: October 19

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week despite being down -11% in total viewers and down -16% in the A25-54 demo compared to the same week last year.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was slightly down: -3% in viewers and down -1% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year but “MTP” had its biggest audiences in both total viewers and the demo since Chuck Todd’s debut on September 7.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down in total viewers but up +13% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was also up +13% in the demo compared to last year.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1.82 million total viewers and 367,000 A25-54 viewers. ”Fox News Sunday” on broadcast was up +4% overall and and up +26% in the demo.

“Meet the Press” drew an additional 1.27 million total viewers and 554,000 demo viewers with rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for October 19:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.95M 750,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.54M 769,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.74M 760,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.31M 480,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 791,000 329,000

 

If It’s Tuesday, It’s Debate Night for Sunday Hosts

ToddVATwo U.S. Senate debates tonight will each be moderated by a Sunday public affairs show host.

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos has just arrived in Raleigh, NC where he will moderate a debate tonight between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger, Republican State House Speaker Thom Tillis. The one-hour debate at 7pmET will air on TV and radio stations throughout the state and will also be streamed on ABCNews.com. Stephanopoulos will be back in New York for “Good Morning America” tomorrow.  He’s also moderating a Senate debate in New Hampshire later this month.

Meanwhile, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd will moderate a debate between U.S. Senate candidates from Virginia: Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The Virginia debate, originating from the Capitol One Conference Center in Tyson’s Corner, will air live at 7pmET on WRC and stream on NBCWashington.com.

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

Phil Griffin on MSNBC Daytime: ‘Tough Stretch’ but ‘In This for the Long-term’

phil-griffinOn the same day ratings showed a 7-year low for MSNBC, TVNewser spoke to network president Phil Griffin at a luncheon for new morning anchor Jose Díaz-Balart.

“I think we’ve done a lot of good stuff,” Griffin told us regarding the changes he’s made this year to the daytime lineup, which includes adding Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid at 1pm and 2pmET, respectively.

“It’s been a tough run honestly since it’s happened because of the storylines, but I’ve been really pleased. Ronan’s done a lot of good stuff,” he continued, noting a story Farrow did on rape kit backlogs across the country.

“I’m in this for the long term. This has been a tough stretch, for everybody, but I think we’ve got the right people. Look, we’ll probably tinker with it, you always have to figure out where you are and how the world is changing. We should, we gotta respond.”

Will that tinkering include adding new hosts and shifting others around? “Look, I’m always looking at things. I just think you’ve got to respond. Look what’s happening out there and how the country has changed over the last couple of years. I think there’s been a big change.”

So far this year, Griffin added Díaz-Balart, who is Telemundo’s main anchor, at 10amET following Chris Jansing‘s move to NBC News. He shifted Tamron Hall from 2pm to 11amET, Andrea Mitchell from 1pm to noonET, and Alex Wagner from noon to 4pmET. Griffin currently has the 9amET hour to fill following Chuck Todd‘s ascension to “Meet the Press.”

‘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

 

The Morning Ticker: CNN Threat, ‘Joe’ Get, ‘Meet’ Set

  • Venezuela’s President is threatening legal action against CNN en Espanol, among other news outlets, for spreading what he said were false health rumors. Nicolas Maduro has ordered an investigation into coverage of a possible outbreak of a tropical disease.
  • Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today as the U.N. General Assembly begins in New York. Secretary Kerry will be live in studio at 7:30am to discuss Iraq, Syria, and how to handle ISIS.
  • There won’t be a “Meet the Press” next Sunday because of the Ryder Cup, but on yesterday’s show Chuck Todd announced, “With a bit of luck, we’re going to have a shiny new set,” when the show returns Oct. 5.

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

The Saturday Ticker: Weather, Russert, Tapper

  • Two of the the Weather Channel’s three owners may be looking to sell. Blackstone Group and Bain Capital acquired the company, along with NBCUniversal, in 2008. The deal could see the TV channel and the company’s weather data service sold separately, Bloomberg reports.

  • Luke Russert is joining “Meet the Press.” “Luke has an impressive love for politics and has proven himself on the Capitol Hill beat,” moderator Chuck Todd wrote in a memo to staff. Russert, the son of the late “MTP” moderator Tim Russert, will contribute both on-air and on the “MTP” digital platform.

  • CNN’s Jake Tapper will be honored with the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism today in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tapper’s award comes for his book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” which tells the story of a deadly American battle in Afghanistan.

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