Sunday Show Ratings: March 25

By A.J. Katz 

NBC’s Meet the Press is back on top after a slight hiccup the previous Sunday.

Hosted by Chuck Todd, MTP posted 3.67 million total viewers and 1.01 million A25-54 demo viewers on March 25, and has now won the Sunday public affairs program ratings race across the board 8 of the last 9 weeks. The March 25 broadcast featured an exclusive with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as well as an interview with Sen. Mark Warner and a special conversation segment “Reach out Wisconsin,” where Todd spoke to a number of voters across party lines about gun reform.

Compared to last year, the program was -6 percent in total viewers, and -16 percent in the demo, yet Meet the Press remains the No. 1 Sunday public affairs program across the board for the present broadcast season to-date.

CBS’s Face the Nation hosted by Margaret Brennan fell to second this past Sunday after finishing No. 1 in total viewers the previous week. March 18 was the program’s first win with Brennan in the chair.

Compared to last year, FTN was -6 percent in total viewers and -6 percent among A25-54 demo viewers.

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos ranked third both in total viewers and among demo viewers. The program was down double digits year over year (-11 percent in total viewers and -24 percent in the demo).

Fox News Sunday hosted by Chris Wallace had the most significant year-over-year decline in audience, -16 percent in total viewers and -25 percent among A25-54 demo viewers. FNS’s trio of cable replays hauled in nearly 2 million total viewers and 391,000 demo viewers. Combined with the original broadcast, Fox’s Sunday public affairs show posted 3.24 million total viewers and 758,000 demo viewers on March 25.

The numbers for March 25:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press 3.667M 1.013M
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr)  3.463M 864,000
ABC This Week 3.022M 776,000
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.247M 367,000