“Meet” Scores With Powell

From NBC’s release:

    According to Nielsen Media Research data, “Meet the Press” was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. The program was No. 1, averaging 6.062 million total viewers, +78 percent more (+2,663,000) than second place ABC’s “This Week” 3.399 million, a +112 percent advantage (+3,197,000) over third place CBS’ “Face the Nation” 2.865 million and a +295 percent lead (+4,527,000) over FOX News Sunday’s 1.535 million. This was “Meet the Press'” largest total viewer audience for a political interview since President George W. Bush appeared on February 8, 2004. “Meet the Press” has now placed first in total viewers for 369 of the past 371 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage). On cable, the rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” on MSNBC delivered an additional 2,245,000 total viewers outperforming CNN’s “Late Edition” average of 1,110,000 total viewers. The 6 p.m. rebroadcast averaged 1.180 million total viewers, the biggest audience for the program on MSNBC ever.
     
    In Washington, D.C., “Meet the Press” beat the competition with 229,000 viewers (7.6/20 HH), a +594 percent advantage over ABC’s 33,000 (1.6/4), a +282 percent lead over CBS’s 60,000 (2.3/6), and +377% more than FOX’s 48,000 viewers (1.8/5).
     
    In homes nationally, the NBC program was No. 1, posting a 4.3 rating and 12 share. ABC came in second with a 2.5 rating and 7 share, CBS in third with a 2.0 rating and 6 share, and FOX placed last with a 1.1 rating and 3 share. “Meet the Press” has now placed first in households for 106 straight weeks and 466 of the past 467 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage).
     
    Among adults 25-54, the NBC Sunday morning show came in first with a 1.9 rating, ABC came in second with 1.0, CBS in third with 0.9 and FOX came in last with a 0.5. In rating A25-54, “Meet the Press” topped ABC by +90% (+9 tenths), CBS by +111% (+1 full rating point) and FOX by +280% (+1.4 points).