The TVNewser Twitter Index: The Most-Followed Weekend Network Shows


By Alex Weprin Comment

In this week’s TVNewser Twitter Index, we set our sights on the weekend broadcast shows, including the Sunday public affairs programs.

As with past trackers, we are looking at the Twitter counts of shows, not hosts, so some hosts may be sapping followers from their programs. Hosts will be featured in future indexes.

So, how do the weekend shows stack up on Twitter?

The Sunday public affairs shows:

“Meet the Press”: 109,717

“This Week”: 18,102

“Face The Nation”: 17,785

“Fox News Sunday”: 51,490

“Al Punto”: 41,336

This was surprising. While “Meet the Press” is the clear leader in followers, both Univision’s Al Punto” and “Fox News Sunday” have strong followings too, surpassing both CBS and ABC. We have already established that CBS does not promote its social accounts as much as its competitors do, but it is still a surprising result.

Other weekend programs:

“CBS Sunday Morning”: 32,842

It isn’t a public affairs show, but “CBS Sunday Morning” still holds a special place in people’s hearts. Given that it has nearly double the following of “Face the Nation,” that special place extends to Twitter as well.