Tops Competition by Double Digits in Key Demo
Ranks #1 Across the Board Season to Date
December 10, 2019 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) won this past Sunday, December 8 as the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the A25-54 key demo, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Denny Heck, and averaged 3.084 million total viewers. MTP topped ABC’s This Week by double-digits: +18 percent (+468,000). Less than one percent separated MTP from CBS, which only rates for the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast.
MTP won in the demo most valued by news advertisers, topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 690,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +12 percent (+76,000) more than ABC and +13 percent (+78,000) more than CBS. MTP was the only Sunday show to grow week over week in the key demo, and was up two percent (+17,000).
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its best total viewer lead over ABC in eight years and CBS in nine years.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, outperforming its competition combined across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers for more than four straight years (since March 22, 2015).
An additional 918,000 total viewers and 232,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||50||3,084||690|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3,103||612|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,648||550|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,303||370|
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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 2018-2019 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.