Sunday Show Ratings: September 30

By Alex Weprin 

The Sunday public affairs shows continue to be closer than ever, as September 30 proves. CBS “Face the Nation” led the way in total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was right behind in total viewers, and not far behind in the demo. ABC’s “This Week” was a relatively close third.

“Fox News Sunday was fourth and “Al Punto” was fifth in both total and demo viewers.

Every show was up in both total and demo viewers compared to the same week last year, except for “Meet the Press,” which was down in both categories.


Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2.06 million Total Viewers and 425,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 47% of the country.

The numbers for September 30:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
“Face the Nation” 3.08M 961K
“Meet the Press” 2.92M 789K
ABC “This Week” 2.59M 748K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.47M 599K
Univision “Al Punto” 705K 377K