Sunday Show Ratings: March 4


By Alex Weprin Comment

‘Twas the Sunday before Super Tuesday, and all across the networks, politicos were spinning, pining for votes.

Newt Gingrich led the pack, appearing on the “big three” shows, though it didn’t help on Tuesday, as everyone now knows.

It was a split decision in the ratings between CBS and NBC, “Meet the Press,” led in total viewers, but in the demo, “Face the Nation” held the key.

ABC’s “This Week” placed third in both as it so often goes, followed by “Fox News Sunday” and “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos.”

All of the programs were up compared to last year, except for “Meet the Press” which was down in both total and demo viewers, that much is clear.

On the cable replays “Fox News Sunday” saw gains, adding 2.37 million total and 622,000 viewers, not at all chump change.

The numbers for March 4:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Meet the Press” 3.22M 908K
“Face the Nation” 3.07M 931K
ABC “This Week” 2.53M 867K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.14M 477K
Univision “Al Punto” 846K 342K