Sunday Show Ratings: March 15

By Brian Flood 

CBS’ “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” was the the top-rated public affairs program on March 15 in both total viewers and the key A25-54 demo. “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” fell to second in the demo after winning last week. Overall, viewers were down across the board with the exception of a a slight increase for NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.

Despite the win, “Face the Nation” was down -11% in total viewers and down -24% in the demo compared to the same day last year. “This Week” was down -28% in viewers and down -33% in the demo. “Meet the Press” finished up +2% in viewers and down slightly in the demo.

“Fox News Sunday” was down -14% in viewers and -24% in the demo, while combining with cable replays for 2.4 million viewers. Replays on FNC averaged a combined 1.33 million total viewers and 243K in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 57% of the country.

The numbers for March 15:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.36M 817K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.70M 774K
“This Week” 2.57M 787K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.15M 332K
UNIV “Al Punto”

We will provide “Al Punto” ratings info once it becomes available.