Sunday Show Ratings: August 11

By Alex Weprin 

NBC’s “Meet the Press” had a rough Sunday, delivering its lowest adults 25-54 demo numbers in at least 21 years, since before the 1991-1992 season, when Nielsen launched its electronic database.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” remained blacked out for a few million Time Warner Cable customers in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas, and while its ratings were not affected dramatically, they were down slightly from before the blackout. ABC’s “This Week” took home the top spot in total viewers, while “Face the Nation” remained on top in the adults 25-54 demo.

“Meet the Press” was third in both categories, with “Fox News Sunday” fourth in total viewers and fifth in the demo, and “Al Punto” fourth in the demo and fifth in total viewers.


Compared to the same week last year, “Al Punto” and “Face the Nation” had the most growth, while “Meet the Press” and ‘Fox News Sunday were both down. “This Week” was down in the demo but up in total viewers.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,804,000 Total Viewers and 319,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 66% of the country.

The numbers for August 11:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 2.39M 727K
“This Week” 2.52M 649K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.22M 560K
Univision “Al Punto” 722K 305K
Fox “Fox News Sunday” 943K 300K