The Olympics wreaked havoc on the Sunday public affairs shows this week. With NBC’s “Meet the Press” pre-empted, CBS “Face the Nation” was the gold medal winner. CBS was the only public affairs show to improve its ratings from the same week last year.
ABC’s “This Week” placed second, followed by “Fox News Sunday” and “Al Punto.”
Cable replays of Fox News Sunday averaged a combined 2,338,000 Total Viewers and 526,000 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 July 22:
||“Face the Nation”||2.89M||776K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||920K||327K|
|NBC||“Meet the Press”||NA||NA|