Sunday Show Ratings: January 7

By Chris Ariens 

NBC’s Meet the Press was the No. 1 Sunday public affairs show last week, topping 4.2 million viewers nationally.

Compared to the same Sunday last year NBC was up +5 percent in viewers but down -2 percent in the demo. CBS’s Face the Nation was down -7 percent in viewers and down -22 percent in the demo; ABC’s This Week was down -20 percent in viewers and down -18 percent in the demo, but it should be noted that this Sunday last year featured an interview with Pres. Obama. Fox News Sunday was down -4 percent in viewers but up +12 percent in the demo.

The Sunday landscape will see a host change in the coming weeks as John Dickerson moves off Face the Nation. He began his new role as co-anchor of CBS This Morning today.

Editor’s Note: Face the Nation’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 59.8% of the CBS affiliates.

The numbers for January 7:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press  4.276M
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr) 3.683M 725,000
ABC This Week  3.442M 982,000
FOX Fox News Sunday  1.619M 550,000
UNI Al Punto  n/a n/a

*Al Punto ratings will be added when made available.