Sunday Show Ratings: ‘MTP’ Tops Total Viewers, ‘Face’ Wins Demo

By kevin 

Among the Sunday shows, NBC’s “Meet the Press” held on to the top spot in Total Viewers, but CBS'”Face the Nation” which was anchored by Bob Schieffer from the Super Bowl site in Miami, drew the most viewers in the A25-54 demo. It was CBS’ best number in the demo since March 29, 2009, when it won the demo with a President Obama sit-down.

ABC’s “This Week” was third in both categories, seeing a week-to-week decrease after Barbara Walters’ Scott Brown interview the week prior. ABC closed the gap with 1st place “MTP” year-to-year, though, “MTP” had its largest total viewer advantage with “This Week” on Sunday since, interestingly, March 29, 2009. Jake Tapper anchored.

“FOX News Sunday,” which featured an interview with Sarah Palin from Nashville, grew +35% week-to-week and drew its largest total audience since Nov. 1, 2009. As we pointed out, it was also his best week ever in D.C.

“Fox News Sunday” drew an additional 2.58M total viewers (473,000 demo) via cable replays. Chris Wallace’s combined cable and broadcast total was his highest ever. Rebroadcasts of “MTP” drew an additional 1,050,000 total viewers.

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.57M 1.04M
CBS “Face the Nation” 3.40M 1.20M
ABC “This Week” 2.60M 830K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.54M 510K