Ranks #1 Across the Board Season-to-Date
Wins Every Sunday with Total Viewers in Washington for Over Four Straight Years
July 30, 2019 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show in total viewers this past Sunday, July 28, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday’s broadcast featured exclusive interviews with Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. Rick Scott, and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, and averaged 2.530 million total viewers. MTP topped ABC’s This Week by two percent (+40,000), marking the broadcast’s 53rd straight win over ABC in total viewers.
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its best total viewer lead over ABC in seven years and CBS in eight years.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, outperforming its competition combined among total viewers and winning every Sunday with total viewers for more than four straight years (since March 22, 2015).
An additional 850,000 total viewers and 182,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
Note: CBS’ Face the Nation, which rates for only 30 minutes of its hour-long program, chose to retitle this past Sunday.
For the month of July, 2.693 million total viewers tuned into MTP, four percent (+102,000) more than ABC, and 591,000 A25-54 demo viewers tuned in, topping ABC by four percent (+23,000). Just one percent of total viewers and A25-54 demo viewers separated MTP from CBS.
Note: CBS’ Face the Nation chose to retitle two Sundays for the month of July.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||51||2530||508|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||—||—||—|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||—||—||—|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1024||214|
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MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD
Meet the Press with Chuck Todd is where newsmakers come to make news — setting the political agenda and spotlighting the impact Washington decision-making has on Americans across the country. It is the #1 most-watched Sunday public affairs show for the 2017-2018 season, reaching more than three million viewers every Sunday and millions more through social, digital and on-demand platforms. Meet the Press brings its authority and influencer interviews to MSNBC with MTP Daily weekdays at 5 p.m. ET and to The Chuck ToddCast. It’s the longest-running show in television history, recently expanding its brand to include a political short-documentary film festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute. Chuck Todd is the political director of NBC News and the moderator of Meet the Press; John Reiss is the executive producer.