NBC’s “Meet The Press” continued its losing streak last week, bringing in a mere 2.29 million viewers and turning in its lowest numbers for the 25-54 demographic in 22 years. Meanwhile, CBS’ “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” continued their back and forth tussle for first place. ABC had been number one for the past two weeks, but was pushed aside by CBS on May 4th, as “Face the Nation” pulled in 2.89 million viewers compared to “This Week’s” 2.62 million.
CBS has held the top spot in the ratings rankings for 6 of the past 11 weeks, with ABC claiming the other 5 weeks. NBC hasn’t been number one since February 16th, when they benefited from an Olympic ratings boost.
The numbers for May 4:
|CBS||“Face the Nation”||2.89M||849K|
|NBC||“Meet the Press”||2.29M||530K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.01M||285K|
“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.
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Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is the only show to grow in both ratings measurements, up +11% in total viewers and +19% in A25-54 viewers. “Face the Nation” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were flat in total viewers and up in the demo and “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” were down across the board.
Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,011,000 total viewers and 399,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,053,000 total viewers and 463,000 demo viewers.