Sunday Show Ratings: May 10

By Brian Flood 

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer was the top-rated Sunday public affairs program in total viewers, but ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos won key A25-54 demo on May 10.

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ABC’s This Week was second in total viewers, while NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd finished second the demo and third in total viewers. This Week was the only Sunday public affairs program to surpass 1 million viewers in the demo.


Face the Nation was up +3 in total viewers and up +8 the demo, compared to the same week last year. This Week was up slightly in viewers and significantly, up +20 percent, in the demo. A year ago, Meet the Press was preempted for NBC’s coverage of the Barclays Premier League.

Fox News Sunday was even in viewers and up +5% in the demo, while combining with cable replays for 3 million viewers. Replays on FNC averaged a combined 1.76 million total viewers and 355,000 in the demo.

Face the Nation is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 76.3% of the country.

The numbers for May 10:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
Face the Nation 3.15M 781,000
ABC This Week 2.77M 1.03M
NBC Meet the Press 2.65M 932,000
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.24M 387,000
UNIV Al Punto

Al Punto numbers will be provided when they become available