Sunday Show Ratings: March 10

By Merrill Knox Comment

The back-and-forth continues on the Sunday public affairs shows. CBS’ “Face the Nation” is back on top this week, beating NBC’s “Meet the Press” by +510,000 Total Viewers and +99,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, only Univision’s “Al Punto” is showing growth in both ratings measurements, up +25% in Total Viewers and +21% among younger viewers. “Fox News Sunday” is up +5% in Total Viewers but down -21% in the demo, while “Face the Nation” is up +1%  and down -1%, respectively. NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-14%/-6%) and ABC’s “This Week” (-5%/-23%) were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,277,000 Total Viewers and 395,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” added 1,010,000 Total Viewers and 498,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 56% of the country.

The numbers for March 10:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.17M 904K
“Meet the Press” 2.66M 805K
ABC “This Week” 2.37M 646K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.20M 389K
Univision “Al Punto” 832K 419K