Sunday Show Ratings: Feb. 21

By Chris Ariens 

As the 2016 primary season kicks into high gear, the Sunday public affairs shows are seeing big year-over-year gains,

CBS’s Face the Nation with John Dickerson was the most-watched morning show among total viewers, while ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos was No. 1 in the A25-54 demo. This Week was up a whopping +50 in viewers and up +63 percent in the demo compared to the same Sunday last year. Fox News Sunday was also up big: +40 percent and +43 percent, respectively.

Cable replays of Fox News Sunday on FNC averaged a combined 3,168,000 viewers and 593,000 in the demo.

Face the Nation is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 57.83 percent of the country.

The numbers for February 21:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 3.908M 1.032M
ABC This Week 3.655M 1.120M
NBC Meet the Press 3.775M 1.083M
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.688M 569,000
UNIV Al Punto 804,000 365,000