Sunday Show Ratings: September 18

By Merrill Knox Comment

After a week off due to special programming on September 11, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most-watched political affairs show on September 18, besting second-place “Face the Nation” on CBS by 217,000 total viewers and 105,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation” has shown the most total-viewer growth of the four shows: the CBS program is up +4%. “Fox News Sunday” has also shown slight growth, +1%, while “This Week” is down -3% and “Meet the Press” is down -15%.

In the A25-54 demographic, “This Week” is the only political affairs show to post a year-over-year gain: +7%. “Meet the Press” is down -11%, while “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday” were both down -8%.

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.81M 875K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.59M 770K
ABC “This Week” 2.14M 648K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.12M 372K