“Meet the Press with David Gregory” was again the #1 public affairs show last Sunday morning, but the gap between NBC and its competitors on CBS and ABC continues to shrink. Just 190,000 Total Viewers separated first place NBC and third place ABC. “Face the Nation” moderated by Bob Schieffer, the most senior member of the four show hosts, tied MTP in younger viewers with a .7 rating.
“Face” is also up 15% in Total Viewers and up 13% in A25-54 compared to last year. Last week ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” closed the total viewing gap with MTP by 87% (190,000 in ’09 vs. 1,470,000 in ’08) versus the same week last year. Season-to-date, “Meet the Press” is up 5% in Total Viewers versus the same period last season.
ABC and Fox increased week-to-week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo while NBC and CBS were down week-to-week in both measurements.
For Sunday May 31, 2009:
Total Viewers: NBC: 2,620,000 / CBS: 2,490,000 / ABC: 2,430,000 / FOX: 1,140,000
25-54 demo: NBC: 900,000 / CBS: 850,000 / ABC: 770,000 / FOX: 410,000
• Related: FishbowlDC has the lineups for this Sunday’s shows (MTP is preempted for French Open coverage)