“Fox News Sunday” Scores In Media Mentions

Ratings-wise, Fox News Sunday typically struggles to best its Sunday talk show competitors. But when it comes to media mentions and pick-up, it tops the list, according to numbers provided to FishbowlDC, via Factiva.com and Lexis Nexis.

If you take a look at the six major national papers with dedicated political coverage year to date (LA Times, NY Times, WSJ, Washington Post, Washington Times, USA Today), Wallace and his FOX News Sunday crew are leading the pack, with ABC’s “This Week” placing second.

2007 Numbers (thru 9/30)
FNS: 172
ABC: 158
CBS: 120
MTP: 113
CNN: 75

The data above is a count of the number of mentions each Sunday Show gets in the six major national newspapers every week–specifically counting mentions in reference to that week’s show as opposed to just generic mentions.

(Side note: As noted by TVNewser, “Chris Wallace will have an exclusive interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Fox News Sunday this weekend; her first interview on FNS since taking control of the House of Representatives.”