Sunday Show Ratings: August 5

By Merrill Knox Comment

Another win for CBS’ “Face the Nation” on August 5, as its chief competition — NBC’s “Meet the Press” — was preempted for coverage of the 2012 Olympics.  ABC’s “This Week” was second, trailing “Face” by just 21,000 viewers in in the A25-54 demographic.

“Fox News Sunday” was third and Univision’s “Al Punto” was fourth. Compared to the same week last year, all four shows were down in both ratings measurements.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,415,000 Total Viewers and 371,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 69% of the country.

The numbers for August 5:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 2.38M 672K
“This Week” 2.16M 651K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.03M 421K
Univision “Al Punto” 471K 247K
NBC “Meet the Press” NA NA