Sunday Show Ratings: November 16

By Brian Flood 

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in total viewers last week, but fell behind ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” in the A25-54 demo.  “Face the Nation” was down -28% in the demo compared to the same week last year, while  “This Week” was up +17 percent.

“This Week” had its best week of the season, with +9% in total viewers and edging  “Face the Nation” by 35K in the demo.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third in both viewers and the demo, down -13% in total viewers.  “MTP” delivered an additional 1.4 million total viewers and 671,000 demo viewers with rebroadcasts on the network and MSNBC.


Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 2.06 million total viewers and 388,000 A25-54 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” was up +18 percent in total viewers and +51% percent in the demo.

“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 November 16:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.37M 902,000
“This Week” 3.06M 937,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.81M 669,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.48M 519,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 987,000 510,000