CBS, ABC Gaining on NBC’s Sunday Grip


By Chris Ariens Comment

Meet the Press with David Gregory was again the #1 public affairs show last Sunday, with more than 4 million Total Viewers. But CBS (#2 this week) and ABC (#3) are gaining. When compared to last February, Face the Nation and This Week are up more than half a million.

The Bob Schieffer-moderated show on CBS had its best outing in Total Viewers in more than four years (since Jan. 23, 2005)

For Sunday, Feb. 22:

Meet the Press – 4.14 million Total Viewers
Face the Nation – 3.64 million
This Week – 3.52 million
Fox News Sunday – 1.51 million

By comparison, here’s how the Sunday morning shows finished Feb. 22, 2008, as the Presidential nominations heated up:

Meet the Press – 4.36 million Total Viewers
Face the Nation – 2.97 million
This Week – 2.88 million
Fox News Sunday – 1.56 million