Sunday Show Ratings: November 1

By Brian Flood 

CBS’ Face the Nation with John Dickerson was the top-rated Sunday public affairs program in total viewers on November 1, the morning after we set our clocks back an hour. NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd finished first in the key A25-54 demo, snapping the nine-week winning streak held by ABC’s This Week George Stephanopoulos’s. MTP has now beaten ABC’s This Week in total viewers for 15 straight weeks.

Meet the Press is up +23 percent in viewers and up +21 percent in the demo compared to the same week last year. MTP also delivered an additional 1.10 million total viewers and 433,000 in the demo with rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC. Sunday’s episode featured an exclusive with Jeb Bush and interview with newly elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Face the Nation featured interviews with Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and also featured Speaker Ryan. FTN is up +18 percent in total viewers. ABC’s This Week’s totals were impacted by being preempted in New York by the NYC Marathon, but still ranks No. 1 in the demo for the season.


Fox News Sunday had John Roberts subbing for Chris Wallace and aired at 8 a.m. ET because of NFL game in London. FNS combined with cable replays for 2.78 million viewers. Replays on FNC averaged a combined 1.77 million total viewers and 281,000 in the demo.

Face the Nation is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 57.4 percent of the country.

The numbers for November 1:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS Face the Nation  3.42M  679,000
NBC Meet the Press  3.35M  919,000
ABC This Week  2.93M  772,000
FOX Fox News Sunday 1 M 365,000
UNIV Al Punto*

 *Al Punto numbers will be added as they become available