Sunday Show Ratings: October 23

By A.J. Katz 

Sunday-AM-Anchors_061015_640We’re less than 2 weeks from Election Day, and it looks like Meet the Press with Chuck Todd has the most momentum going into the home stretch. MTP was the No. 1 Sunday public affairs show on Oct. 23, marking its fourth consecutive win across the board and leading as the top ranked Sunday show this broadcast season-to-date.

Meet the Press delivered year-over-year growth, +3 percent in total viewers and +25 percent in A25-54 compared to the same week in 2015. In addition, MTP delivered its 72nd consecutive total viewer victory in the D.C. market.

Fresh off his critically acclaimed performance moderating the third and final presidential debate, Fox News Sunday anchored by Chris Wallace gained +6 percent in total viewers, and +12 percent in the key news demo from the same week in 2015. The trio of cable replays delivered 2,953,000 total viewers and 599,000 demo viewers at 2 p.m., 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. Altogether, the Oct. 23 episode delivered 4,623,000 total viewers with 1,135,000 A25-54.

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos had a mediocre week relative to the comparable week in 2015, -7 percent in total viewers and -14 percent in the key A25-54 demo.

Univision’s Al Punto delivered its most-watched episode of the 2016-2017 season, and increased its audience from the comparable Sunday in 2015 in total viewers (+5 percent), millennials (+37 percent) and in the A25-54 news demo (+10 percent).

The Oct. 23 edition of Face the Nation anchored by John Dickerson was re-titled due to CBS’ Sunday morning NFL broadcast of NY Giants-LA Rams from London.

The numbers for October 23:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS Face the Nation  re-titled re-titled
NBC Meet the Press  3.61 M  1.08 M
ABC This Week 3.10 M 857,000
FOX Fox News Sunday  1.67 M 536,000
UNIV Al Punto  836,000 400,000