Sunday Show Ratings: Nov. 2

By Brian Flood 

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week and was up +2% in total viewers and +29% in the A25-54 demo compared to the same week last year.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in second in the demo but was down: -4% in viewers and up +21% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down -8% in total viewers -10% in the demo. It should be noted that “This Week” was rescheduled in New York due to the NYC Marathon and Atlanta due to the Senate Debate.


Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 1.45 million total viewers and 196,000 A25-54 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” on broadcast was up +22% in the demo compared to last year. The Fox Sunday show had 2.7 million total viewers between broadcast and cable.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for October 26:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 2.89M 942,000
“This Week” 2.49M 682,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.71M 757,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.28M 464,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 805,000 358,000