Only Sunday Show To Deliver More Than 3 Million Total Viewers
Tops Competition By Double Digits In Key Demo
August 25, 2020 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board this past Sunday, August 23, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Trump Campaign Senior Advisor Jason Miller, former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
MTP was the only Sunday show to deliver more than three million total viewers and averaged 3.102 million total viewers: +20 percent (+528,000) more than ABC’s This Week and three percent (+105,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. Compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP was up five percent (+158,000).
MTP was also #1 in the demo most valued by news advertisers and topped both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 677,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +20 percent (+111,000) more than ABC’s This Week and +31 percent (+158,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation.
An additional 1.075 million total viewers and 224,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, more than doubling the competition across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers in over five years (since March 22, 2015).
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||52||3,102||677|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||2,997||519|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,778||472|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,375||354|
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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 1 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.