Sunday Show Ratings: May 15, 2016

By A.J. Katz 


NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd was preempted for NBC’s coverage of the Barclays Premier League season finale. This meant CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos went head-to-head on May 15.

Face the Nation ended up taking that No. 1 spot, both in total viewers and A25-54. This Week finished No. 2 in both categories.

FTN was up 26 percent in total viewers and up 17 percent in the news demo from the comparable Sunday in 2015.

The results were more mixed for This Week. The program was up 17 percent in total viewers but down 17 percent in the news demo from the comparable Sunday in 2015.

Fox News Sunday was up 35 percent in total viewers and up 43 percent in the news demo from the comparable Sunday in 2015. The trio of cable replays averaged a combined 2.506 million total viewers and 559,000 A25-54. Altogether, the program delivered 4.125 million total viewers and 1.047 million A25-54.

*Face the Nation’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 78.31% of the CBS affiliates.

The numbers for May 15:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
Face the Nation  3.945 M  902,000
ABC This Week  3.262 M  884,000
NBC Meet the Press  —  —
FOX Fox News Sunday  1.619 M  488,000
UNIV Al Punto  N/A  N/A

*Numbers for Univision’s Al Punto will be posted when they become available.