Sunday Show Ratings: January 10

By Brian Flood 

OK, so maybe GOP front runner Donald Trump doesn’t always dominate Sunday mornings.

CBS’ Face the Nation with John Dickerson as the top-rated Sunday public affairs program in both total viewers and the key A25-54 demo on January 10 despite not having an interview with The Donald. Dickerson interviewed Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and traveled to South Carolina to speak with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on the topic of poverty in America.

Meanwhile, NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd did feature a Trump interview but finished second in both categories. ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos finished third in both viewers and the demo.


FTN is up +15 percent in viewers and up +25 percent in the demo compared to the same week last year. Meet the Press is up + 32 percent in viewers and +40 percent in the demo, while This Week is up +17 percent in viewers and down +29 percent in the demo.

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace combined with cable replays for 3.6 million viewers. Replays on FNC averaged a combined 1.63 million total viewers and 522,000 in the demo.

Face the Nation is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 57.4 percent of the country.

The numbers for January 10:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 4.30 M 1.16  M
NBC Meet the Press 3.84 M 1.15 M
ABC This Week 3.36 M 1.04 M
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.63 M 522,000
UNIV Al Punto*

 *Al Punto numbers will be added as they become available