First Sunday Of ’09 Goes To MTP

By SteveK 

In the first week of 2009, Meet the Press was the top rated Sunday morning public affairs program in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. All four programs grew week-to-week. CBS’ Face the Nation was the #2 program in both categories for the sixth week out of the last seven.

In the demo, NBC was first with a 1.3 rating, followed by CBS (1.1), ABC (.8) and FOX (.5). In the D.C. market, MTP was #1, CBS #2, FOX #3 and ABC #4.

The David Gregory-moderated program averaged 4,715,000 Total Viewers. In 2nd was CBS’ Face the Nation with 3,633,000, followed by ABC’s This Week with 3,255,000 and FOX News Sunday with 1,514,000.