Sunday Show Ratings: May 30

By kevin 

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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.)

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.57M 750K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.33M 760K
ABC “This Week” 2.16M 660K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.14M 420K

Our pals over at FishbowlDC have the numbers for the D.C. market.