Sunday Show Ratings: June 16

By Merrill Knox 

It was a split decision for the Sunday public affairs shows on June 16: CBS’ “Face the Nation” takes the top spot in Total Viewers, but NBC’s “Meet the Press” wins in the A25-54 demographic. ABC’s “This Week” was in third in Total Viewers and second in the demo, with “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Compared to the same week last year, “Meet the Press” (+2% / +27%) and “This Week” (+1% / +58%) were both up slightly in Total Viewers and significantly in A25-54 viewers. “Face the Nation” (+3% / -13%) and “Fox News Sunday” (+5% / -12%) were both up in Total Viewers but down in the demo, while Univision’s “Al Punto” was down in both ratings measurements (-19% / -22%).

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,548,000 Total Viewers and 512,000 viewers in the demo. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,196,ooo Total Viewers and 620,000 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 June 16:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 2.69M 610K
“Meet the Press” 2.38M 801K
ABC “This Week” 2.04M 670K
Fox “Fox News Sunday” 1.06M 373K
Univision “Al Punto” 640K 289K