Sunday Show Ratings: NBC Most-Watched, ABC Tops Demo

By kevin Comment

sunday_show_logos_5-13.jpgSummer surprise? NBC’s “Meet The Press” was the most watched Sunday show during another Summer weekend, but while ABC and its interim hosts have mostly slipped back to third place among the public affairs shows since George Stephanopoulos’ departure, “This Week” topped “MTP” and finished first in the A25-54 demo on Sunday.

“This Week,” which is being moderated by Jake Tapper until Christiane Amanpour begins in early August, grew in total viewers and the demo both week-to-week and year-to-year. “Meet” was also up against last year in total and demo viewers and grew total viewers from the previous week.

The last time “This Week” won the demo was November of 2009. ABC drew big viewership a day prior on Saturday, when 14.9 million viewers tuned in for the U.S.-Ghana game, the most watched soccer game ever in the United States.

CBS’ “Face the Nation,” which last week had its smallest total viewer number since July 2007 and lowest demo since July 2005, was down again in both categories week-to-week.

Cable and network rebroadcasts of “MTP” drew an additional 1,165,000 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” drew an additional 1,646,000 total viewers on cable replays.

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.82M 930K
ABC “This Week” 2.42M 990K
CBS “Face the Nation” 1.81M 560K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.05M 420K