Sunday Show Ratings: May 19

By Merrill Knox Comment

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was the top-rated Sunday public affairs show on May 19, besting NBC’s “Meet the Press” by +210,000 Total Viewers and +181,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, every show except “Meet the Press” is up in both ratings measurements. “Fox News Sunday” grew the most in Total Viewers (+31%) and Univision’s “Al Punto” was up the most in A25-54 viewers (+46%). “Meet the Press” is flat in Total Viewers and down -13% in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,908,000 Total Viewers and 312,000 viewers in the demo. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered 993,000 Total Viewers and 518,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 66% of the country.

The numbers for May 19:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.93M 939K
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.72M 758K
ABC “This Week” 2.59M 700K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.22M 453K
Univision “Al Punto” 732K 371K

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