Sunday Show Ratings: May 12

By Merrill Knox 

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was back on top May 12, winning in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was second in Total Viewers and ABC’s “This Week” was second in A25-54 viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, Univision’s “Al Punto” grew the most, up +72% in Total Viewers and +56% in the A25-54 demographic. “Fox News Sunday” also grew in both ratings measurements, up +21% and +12%, respectively.

Year-over-year growth was mixed for “Face the Nation,” down -2% in Total Viewers and up +8% in A25-54 viewers, and “This Week,” up +7% and down -6%, respectively. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was down across the board, -5% in Total Viewers and -22% in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,449,000 Total Viewers and 507,000 viewers in the demo. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered 1,075,000 Total Viewers and 432,000 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 May 12:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 2.95M 836K
“Meet the Press” 2.58M 657K
ABC “This Week” 2.30M 704K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.27M 438K
Univision “Al Punto” 951K 424K