CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the top rated Sunday show again last week -but ABC’s “This Week” managed to win the key 25-54 year old demographic. Both shows were up slightly compared to last week in overall viewers – 5.8% and 5% respectively. In the demo, ABC was up 11.5% while CBS was down 14.7%.
NBC’s beleaguered “Meet the Press” -which has not ranked higher than 3rd place in overall viewers since April 6 -was given a reprieve this week, as it was preempted by coverage of Barclay’s Premier League soccer.
The numbers for May 11:
||“Face the Nation”||3.06M||724K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.24M||372K|
|NBC||“Meet the Press”||–||–|
“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, only “This Week” grew in both ratings measurements, up +20% in total viewers and +22% in A25-54 viewers. “Face the Nation” was up +4% in total viewers and down -13% in the demo, while “Fox News Sunday” and “Al Punto” were down across the board.
Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,738,000 total viewers and 327,000 A25-54 viewers.