Sunday Show Ratings: Q1 2011 and March 27, 2011

By Alex Weprin Comment

NBC’s “Meet the Press” continued to dominate the ratings landscape among Sunday morning public affairs shows for the first quarter of 2011.

The program placed first in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic.

Second place in both categories went to CBS’ “Face the Nation,” while ABC’s “This Week” was third. The news was not all bad for “This Week” however, as international news gave the program a ratings boost compared to both Q4 2010 and Q1 2010. NBC and CBS were essentially flat compared to Q1 2010.

“Fox News Sunday” placed fourth for the quarter, though like “MTP” that does not include cable replays.

The ratings for Q1 2011:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.52M 1.15M
CBS “Face the Nation” 3.00M 940K
ABC “This Week” 2.60M 870K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.35M 530K

After the jump, the ratings for March 27

March 27 saw the same lineup as the quarter did, with NBC’s “MTP” leading the way in both total viewers and the demo, followed by CBS, ABC and Fox.

On cable replays “Fox News Sunday” added 2.23M total viewers and 518k demo viewers

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.54M 1.20M
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.91M 830K
ABC “This Week” 2.27M 750K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.38M 480K