Sunday Show Ratings: February 1

By Brian Flood 

ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was the top-rated public affairs program among the key A25-54 demo for the second-straight week on Feb 1. However, CBS’ “Face the Nation” finished first in total viewers.

“This Week” was down -2% in total viewers but up +22% in the demo, compared to the same day last year. “Face the Nation” was up +17% in viewers and +19% in the demo. NBC’s “Meet the Press” finished second in the demo up +16% but third in total viewers, down -2%. “Face the Nation,” “This Week” and “Meet the Press” all reached over one million viewers in the demo.

“Fox News Sunday” was +4% in viewers and stagnant in the demo, while combining with cable replays for 3.3M million viewers. Replays on FNC averaged a combined 1.83 million total viewers and 348,000 in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 75% of the country.

The numbers for Feb 1:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.82M 1.10M
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.33M 1.12M
“This Week” 3.42M 1.24M
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.47M 493,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 547,000 234,000

TVNewser will provide “Al Punto” numbers when they become available.