Tops Competition by Double Digits in Key Demo
Ranks #1 Across the Board Season to Date
January 7, 2020 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) won this past Sunday, January 5 as the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the A25-54 key demo, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and averaged 3.297 million total viewers. MTP topped ABC’s This Week by double-digits: +13 percent (+375,000).
MTP won in the demo most valued by news advertisers, topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 815,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +22 percent (+148,000) more than ABC and +12 percent (+85,000) more than CBS, which only rates for the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast. This was MTP’s best performance in the key demo since April 7, 2019.
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its best total viewer lead over CBS in nine 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 845,000 total viewers and 212,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2020
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||51||3,297||815|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3,570||730|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||3,244||655|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,398||423|
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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.