Ranks #1 Across the Board Season to Date
April 21, 2020 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) won this past Sunday, April 19 as the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the key demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with VP Mike Pence, Gov. Mike DeWine and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
MTP won in the demo most valued by news advertisers for the eighth consecutive week. 893,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +33 percent (+220,000) more than ABC’s This Week and four percent (+38,000) more than CBS’s Face the Nation.
MTP averaged 4.067 million total viewers, topping ABC by +22 percent (+728,000). Just five percent separated MTP from CBS, which only rates for the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast. Note: MTP was partially preempted in the New York market for coverage of Mayor de Blasio’s coronavirus update press conference (for approximately the first 26 minutes).
An additional 988,000 total viewers and 209,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, winning every Sunday with total viewers in over five years (since March 22, 2015).
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||51||4,067||893|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||4,301||855|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||3,781||731|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,542||443|
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