Sunday Show Ratings: March 4

By A.J. Katz Comment

If it’s Sunday in 2018, it’s a ratings win for Meet the Press.

MTP won the Sunday morning show ratings race for the sixth consecutive week. Hosted by Chuck Todd, per usual, the broadcast featured an interview with commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, as well as Pres. Obama’s former chief of staff Denis McDonough, and Maine senator Angus King.

The program struggled relative to the comparable Sunday in 2017, -17 percent in total viewers and -22 percent in the demo.

Nevertheless, MTP is the No. 1 Sunday show across the board for the first time since the 2010-2011 broadcast season.

CBS’s Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan came in second in viewers and third in the demo, behind ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos moderating. Fox News Sunday hosted by Chris Wallace once again finished No. 4.

FTN was -5 percent in total viewers and -12 percent in the demo versus last year, where as This Week was -13 percent in total viewers and -4 percent in the demo from last year.

FNS was -13 percent in total viewers, and -22 percent in the demo versus last year.

Rebroadcasts of Fox News Sunday on Fox News drew 2,178,000 total viewers and 523,000 demo viewers; an additional 1.487,000 total viewers and 403,000 demo viewers watched Meet the Press on MSNBC and NBC.

The numbers for March 4:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press 3.410M 956,000
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr) 3.298M 713,000
ABC This Week 2.896M 823,000
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.442M 417,000