Obama Interview Helps FNS in Some Metered Markets

By SteveK 

Sen. Barack Obama‘s interview with FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace yesterday helped FNS to a 33% increase over last week in the metered markets (the 56 largest in the U.S.).

According to Nielsen, FNS (celebrating its 12th anniversary today) scored a 1.6, which still put it in fourth place. However, third place Face The Nation (1.7) was down 15%. Meet the Press finished first again with a 3.2 (up 7%) and This Week was flat with 2.3. The metered market figures are significantly lower than the actual figures from last week for each network.

FNS’s best market yesterday was Detroit, where it finished in first place. In Washington, D.C., FNS finished second behind NBC’s Meet the Press.