#1 in Total Viewers for 6 Out of Last 7 Weeks
Tops Competition by Double Digits
Plus – Reaches 3.7 Million Video Views Across Digital Platforms
Feb. 17, 2021 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show in total viewers this past Sunday, Feb. 14, according to Nielsen Media Research.
#1 in Total Viewers; Tops Competition By Double Digits
MTP averaged 3.717 million total viewers, topping both ABC and CBS by double digits: +12 percent (+387,000) more than ABC’s This Week and +13 percent (+419,000) more than CBS’s Face the Nation. This marks MTP’s best total viewer advantage over CBS in over a year (since Feb. 9, 2020). Compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP was up +18 percent (+569,000).
MTP averaged 740,000 A25-54 viewers, +30 percent (+170,000) more than CBS. Just three percent separated MTP from ABC. Season-to-date, MTP remains #1 in the key demo for six straight years.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.), and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
An additional 225,000 total viewers and 82,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through a rebroadcast on NBC.
Reaches 3.7 Million Video Views Across Digital
MTP reached 3.7 million video views and 670,000 hours watched across platforms, up +162 percent year over year in starts and +500 percent in hours consumed.
This past Sunday’s full episode has currently reached more than 1 million views. And, the full episode that aired on Feb. 7 saw 1.3 million views on YouTube and nearly 1 million viewers.
Almost Six Years as #1 Most Watched Sunday Show in Washington, D.C.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, more than tripling the competition across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers in almost six years (since March 22, 2015).
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2021
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||53||3,717||740|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3,298||570|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,952||535|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,329||339|
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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 2019-2020 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.