Tops Competition by Double Digits in Key Demo
Grows by Double Digits Across the Board Week over Week
Ranks #1 Across the Board Season to Date
March 3, 2020 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) won this past Sunday, March 1 as the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with VP Mike Pence, former VP Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, and averaged 3.268 million total viewers: +17 percent (+486,000) more than ABC’s This Week and four percent (+119,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. Compared to last Sunday, MTP was up +11 percent (+317,000).
MTP also won in the demo most valued by news advertisers, topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 811,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +13 percent (+96,000) more than ABC and +29 percent (+182,000) more than CBS. Compared to last Sunday, MTP was up +17 percent (+118,000).
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, topping competition combined in total viewers and winning every Sunday with total viewers in almost five years (since March 22, 2015).
An additional 1.078 million 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, MARCH 1, 2020
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||50||3,268||811|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3,149||629|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,790||565|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,161||314|
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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.