CBS’ “Face the Nation” was the top Sunday public affairs program in both total viewers and adults 25-54 on February 19. The program featured GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum. NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which had GOP House leader Paul Ryan on as a lead guest was a close second in both categories.
ABC’s “This Week,” with Jake Tapper filling in as moderator, placed third in both categories, with “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” rounding out the list.
NBC and Fox were down in both total and demo viewers compared to the same week last year, ABC was up slightly from last year, and CBS saw substantial ratings gains.
On cable replays “FNS” added 2.43M total and 534,000 demo viewers.
The numbers for February 19:
||“Face the Nation”||3.38M||1.07M|
||“Meet the Press”||3.17M||1.03M|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.17M||461K|