Sunday Show Ratings: ‘MTP’ Makes It 50 Quarters at #1

By kevin 

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched public affairs show this past Sunday morning as well as for the first quarter of 2010. “MTP” marked hit 50 consecutive quarters at #1 in Total Viewers, something that hasn’t happened since at least 1980.

In Q1, NBC averaged 3.53 million Total Viewers, CBS’ “Face the Nation” averaged 2.98 million, ABC’s “This Week,” which was without a permanent anchor for the quarter, averaged 2.57 million, and “FOX News Sunday” averaged 1.25 million.

This week, “MTP” was the only program to see an increase in Total Viewers week-to-week. CBS and NBC were both up in the demo.

“Fox News Sunday” drew an additional 2.86 million viewers (726K demo) via cable replays. Cable and network rebroadcasts of “MTP” drew an additional 1.08 million viewers.

Numbers for March 28:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.52M 1.28M
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.99M 947K
ABC “This Week” 2.40M 749K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.12M 434K