Sunday Show Ratings: November 9

By Brian Flood 

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week and was up +23% in total viewers, despite a -3% drop in the A25-54 demo, compared to the same week last year.

This past Sunday’s episode of “Face the Nation”marked the 60th anniversary of the show and featured interviews with President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush. Bob Schieffer’s program beat its competitors by more than one million total viewers.

ABC’s “This Week” was up +8% in the demo, finishing second. NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third in the demo and was down -13% in total viewers.


Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 1.79 million total viewers and 339,000 A25-54 viewers.

“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 9:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.68M 987,000
“This Week” 2.59M 748,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.50M 684,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.28M 359,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 1.13M 491,000