Sunday Show Ratings: July 28

By Merrill Knox 

CBS’ “Face the Nation” won on July 28, but ABC’s “This Week” was right on its heels in second place. It was the largest Total Viewer margin victory for ABC over NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which was third in both ratings measurements, in nearly 14 years.

“This Week” is also showing the most Total Viewer growth compared to the same week last year. The show is up +28% in Total Viewers and +6% in the A25-54 demographic. Univision’s “Al Punto” is also up across the board, +10% in Total Viewers and +17% in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” (+4 / -4%)  was up in Total Viewers but down in the demo, while “Face the Nation” (-5% / -12%) was down across the board. (“Meet the Press” was preempted last year for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.)

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,903,000 Total Viewers and 369,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,080,000 Total Viewers and 334,000 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 July 28:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 2.758M 681K
“This Week” 2.720M 659K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.284M 627K
Fox “Fox News Sunday” 958M 315K
Univision “Al Punto” 575K 332K