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Sunday Show Ratings: August 12

On the heels of Mitt Romney‘s announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the top political affairs show last week. “MTP” won despite lower national coverage (91%) and an unusual airtime, live across all time zones at 9amET/6amPT, due to NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

ABC’s “This Week” comes in second in both ratings measurements. CBS’ “Face the Nation,” which has won the last five weeks straight, was in third place. Nancy Cordes sat in for Bob Schieffer, who was en route to North Carolina for his sit-down with Romney and Ryan.

Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation” and “This Week” are up in Total Viewers, while “Meet the Press,” “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” are down. In the A25-54 demographic, “MTP” is the only show to be up year-over-year.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday,” which was hosted this week by John Roberts, averaged a combined 2,009,000 Total Viewers and 495,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 69% of the country.

The numbers for August 12:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 3.15M 1.28M
ABC
“This Week” 2.38M 660K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.34M 587K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.06M 477K
Univision “Al Punto” 471K 247K
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Sunday Show Ratings: October 9

Although “Meet the Press” was the number one Sunday show again this week with 2.420M total viewers and 770K viewers in the 25-54 demo, it had its lowest total viewership ratings since 1992. ABC’s “This Week”came in second in the prime demo. CBS’ “Face the Nation” came in second in Total Viewers.

All three of the shows shows are down in the prime demo compared to last week.

“Fox News Sunday” was the only show to go up in Total Viewers compared to last week, and averaged a combined 1.478M in Total Viewers and 217K in A25-54 viewers for the 2PM and 6PM replays.

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.420M 770K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.280M 610K
ABC “This Week” 1.950M 620K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 980K 380K