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Weekend Show Preview – 7.13.14

On Monday we gave you the ratings for the July 6 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

“Fox News Sunday” has Amb. Dennis Ross. Rick Santorum is headed to NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Attorney General Eric Holder is slated for ABC’s “This Week.” And CNN’s “State of the Union” landed Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Aaron Schock (R-IL), and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

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Shawna Thomas to Join NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as Senior Editor

Shawna Thomas

Shawna Thomas

As of July 16, Shawna Thomas will join Meet the Press as senior editor responsible for leading its digital strategy. Thomas joins “Meet” having been with the network since 2006, serving as White House producer and Capitol Hill producer as well as a news associate, political assignment editor, and digital associate producer.

Also out of NBC News today, Erika Masonhall has been promoted to Vice President of Communications.

See Executive Producer Rob Yarin‘s internal note on Thomas’ announcement after the jump. Read more

DC Market Sunday Show Ratings, 7.6.14

According to Nielsen Media Research, this past weekend’s Sunday Show ratings for the DC market place Univision’s “Al Punto” in the top spot with 62,000 total viewers, up +1,140% compared to the same week last year when it had just 5,000 total viewers.

“Fox News Sunday,” ABC’s “This Week,” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” were up triple digits compared to last year’s total viewers. Against numbers from the 2013 weekend following the Fourth of July, Fox was up +120% with 33,000 total viewers in the Washington market. CBS and ABC were also both up, +121% with 31,000 total viewers and 100% with 18,000 total viewers, respectively.

In the number two spot ranked on total viewers, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” was the only network down, -32% with 42,000 total viewers compared to last year’s total viewers at 62,000.

Best quotes from yesterday’s Sunday Shows compiled earlier this morning here. Full numbers after the jump. Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 7.6.14

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” : “The rule of law is that ‘The Constitution’ requires the United States to secure the border. And we’re not doing that. We haven’t done it for years. And we are paying a huge price.”

Sen. John McCain on the topic of Hillary Clinton on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” : “I respect her views. We have had disagreements on a number of issues. But I think it’s my job to work with every president if she, regrettably, attains the presidency.”

Also on “Face,” Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke on the threat of terrorism : “Al Qaeda’s not decimated. The groups operating in Pakistan and now Afghanistan are lethal. They’re growing. We’re about to shut down our ability to detect what they’re up to and hit them before they hit us. This literally is insane given the way the world has fallen apart.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.6.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 29 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL); David Ignatius, ”The Director;” Sandra Brown, ”Mean Streak;” Karin Slaughter, ”Cop Town;” Lee Child, contributor, “FaceOff;” Jeffery Deaver, contributor, “FaceOff”

“Fox News Sunday”:  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : TBA

Univision’s “Al Punto” Esvin Ramos, brother of Gilberto Ramos, a Guatemalan minor that recently died at the border; Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer; Luis Chataing, Venezuelan comedian and television presenter; Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and producer

CNN’s “State of the Union Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Mayor Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta, CA; Mo Elleithee, communications director, DNC Communications; Sean Spicer, communications director, RNC Communications; Stephanie Miller, political commentator; host, “The Stephanie Miller Show;” Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard; Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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DC Market Sunday Show Ratings 6.29.14: NBC on Top in Households, Total Viewers, A25-54

According to Nielsen Media Research, on Sunday, June 29, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the top Sunday Show in the DC market ranked on households (49,000), total viewers (66,000) and in the A25-54 demo (20,000). Behind NBC in the respective categories was “Fox News Sunday” with 48,000 total viewers and 39,000 households and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with 17,000 in the A25-54 demo.

ABC News’ “This Week,” which aired a pre-taped interview with President Barack Obama, was in 4th place in all three categories based on households, total viewers, and the A25-54 demo.

“Fox News Sunday” was up the most compared to last year in total viewers – quite considerably – at +50%. ABC and NBC up both up, respectively at 11% and 12%, and CBS down 15% in total viewers compared to last year.

For a full look at this past weekend’s Sunday Show ratings in the DC market, click through. Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.29.14

Sen. Joe Manchin on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer: “Our main goal right now is to protect our embassy and all the Americans that we have over there, and I think the President has every right, plus, he has the responsibility to do that.  I’m fine with that.  Do whatever it takes to protect our people, our embassy; we’re not going to be run out of that country.”

On the terror threat in Iraq, President Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” : “Now, we are spending a lot of time, and we have been for years, making sure we are improving intelligence to respond to that.  We have to improve our surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence there.  Special Forces are going to have a role.  And there are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 6.29.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 22 Sunday Shows in the DC Market. TVNewser has the national ratings.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Armed Services Committee; Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Foreign Relations Committee; James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Margaret Brennan, CBS News State Department correspondent; TIME’s Michael Crowley; WSJ’s Peggy Noonan; WaPo’s Michael Gerson; former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers; author Todd Purdum.

“Fox News Sunday”: General Michael Hayden; Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Albert Small, philanthropist and collector; Brit Hume, Fox News senior political analyst; AP’s Julie PaceKarl Rove, former White House senior advisor, Fox News contributor; Kirsten PowersUSA Today / Fox News contributor.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : Taped interview with former President Bill Clinton. More TBA.

ABC’s “This Week” : President Barack Obama ; Rep. Peter King (R-NY); ABC’s Donna Brazile; ABC’s Matthew DowdBill Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; ABC’s Terry Moran; Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick; Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and National Review Online.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union : Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Committee; Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); chairman, House Intelligence Committee; William Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner; CNN’s Stephanie CutterMattie Duppler, director, Budget and Regulatory Policy at Americans for Tax Reforms; Liz Mair, Republican strategist; Neera Tanden, president & CEO, Center for American Progress.

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FOX on Top in 6.22 DC Sunday Show Household Ratings, NBC Leads in P2

According to Nielsen Media Research, on Sunday, June 22, “FOX News Sunday” led the Sunday Show household ratings in the DC market with 59,000, just ahead of NBC’s “Meet the Press” at 55,000. Compared to last year, FOX was up triple digits, +119%, while NBC was down -10%. FOX was the first to land an exclusive with California Congressman Kevin McCarthy since winning the House Majority Leader position vacated by Eric Cantor.

NBC did lead among the networks in total viewrs with 87,000, 3x more than ABC’s “This Week” and 4x more than Univision’s “Al Punto.” NBC also lead the A25-54 demo with 19,000 viewers compared to FOX with 7,000, Univision with 8,000, CBS with 9,000, and ABC with 12,000.

ABC’s “This Week” came in fourth place in 23,000 households, but was up +35% compared to last year. CBS’s “Face the Nation” – which led its program with a taped interview with President Obama by Norah O’Donnell - averaged 25,000 households.

For the full numbers according to Nielsen Media Research, click through the jump. Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.22.14

In a pre-recorded interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Norah O’Donnell sat down with President Barack Obama to discuss the threat of ISIS on the United States: ”But I think it’s important for us to recognize that ISIS is just one of a number of organizations that we have to stay focused on al-Qaeda in Yemen is still very active and we’re staying focused on that. In North Africa, you’re seeing organizations including Boko Haram that kidnapped all those young women that is extreme and violent. And this is going to be a global challenge and one that the United States is going to have to address but we’re not going to be able to address it alone. And as I said yesterday, what we can’t do is think that we’re just going to play whack-a-mole and send US troops occupying various countries wherever these organizations pop up. We’re going to have to have a more focused, more targeted strategy and we’re going to have to partner and train local law enforcement and military to do their jobs as well.”

On whether ISIS is more dangerous than al Qaeda, Sen. Marco Rubio told O’Donnell: “Well certainly, potentially more dangerous today than al Qaeda. They are an extremely radical group with increasing capabilities and a very clear design. They want to establish an Islamic caliphate in sections of both Syria and Iraq and other places, potentially Jordan is next at some point. And then they want to launch attacks in the exterior, external operations, including targeting our homeland. This is an extremely serious national security risk for the country if they were to establish that safe haven of operation.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on ABC’s “This Week:” “Now, I don’t intend any disrespect for the president, but I fundamentally disagree with him. I think he’s dead wrong in terms of the course he’s taken this nation and I think we’re in for big trouble in the years ahead because of his refusal to recognize reality and because of his continual emphasis upon getting the U.S. basically to withdraw from that part of the world.”

On the growth of ISIS, as a guest on “FOX News Sunday,” California Congressman Kevin McCarthy said in his first interview since winning the House Majority Leader position vacated by Eric Cantor: “I think the key part is lay out what we want to do for the entire region, to stop the momentum of this growth, we cannot allow them to continue to grow. By not acting, now, they have half a billion dollars. They’re growing each and every day…By our lack of action has allowed them to grow. So, build an overall strategy that moves that momentum backwards.”

On what he would do given the situation in Iraq, Sen. Rand Paul told CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union:” ”I think we have to understand first how got here and then we have to decide as a country where we are going…I think there’s chaos in the Middle East, and I think the chaos is because we have created a vacuum. Before the Iraq war, I think there was somewhat of a standoff between Sunni and Shiite, had been for maybe 1,000 years off and on…But now we have a chaotic situation. We have a vacuum. And I think one of the reasons why ISIS has been emboldened is because we have been arming their allies. We have been allied with ISIS in Syria. They have had a safe haven because we have been arming the rebels to keep Assad away from them.”

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