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It was a low-rated Sunday amidst a long-holiday weekend, despite, as we noted, a big focus on the oil spill. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was still most-watched of the four public affairs shows, but had its second lowest total viewer audience since 1995 and its lowest demo audience since at least 1992 when ratings begin.
CBS’ “Face the Nation” pulled ahead of NBC, slightly, in the demo and took the top spot with modest week-to-week growth. All the networks, except “Fox News Sunday,” were down in total viewers week-to-week over the long weekend.
Cable and network rebroadcasts of “MTP” drew an additional 815,000 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” drew an additional 1,518,000 total viewers on cable replays.
(Note: ABC’s “This Week” was rescheduled in some markets due to the Indy 500.)
|NBC||“Meet the Press”||2.57M||750K|
|CBS||“Face the Nation”||2.33M||760K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.14M||420K|
Our pals over at FishbowlDC have the numbers for the D.C. market.