Sunday Show Ratings: May 26

By Merrill Knox 

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was on top this week, leading the way in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demographic. “Meet the Press” was pre-empted for NBC’s coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix, and “This Week” aired with low coverage because ABC’s broadcast of the Indianapolis 500.

Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation,” “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” were up in both ratings measurements. ABC grew the most in Total Viewers (+38%) and Fox grew the most in A25-54 viewers (+47%). Univision’s “Al Punto” was up in Total Viewers but down in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,449,000 Total Viewers and 507,000 viewers in the demo.

“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 26:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.36M 911K
“This Week” 2.11M 641K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.15M 373K
Univision “Al Punto” 681K 284K
NBC “Meet the Press” n/a n/a