#1 in Key Demo for 54th Straight Broadcast – Best Streak in Over 18 Years
Tops Competition by Double Digits Across the Board
Continues to Dominate Ratings Across the Board Season to Date
FEBRUARY 12, 2019 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board this past Sunday, February 10, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday’s broadcast featured an interview with Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and exclusive interviews with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
3.772 million total viewers tuned in to the Sunday program as MTP topped competition by double-digits: +18 percent (+581,000) more than ABC’s This Week and +13 percent (+438,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. This marks the broadcast’s 34th straight win over ABC in total viewers and 11th win over CBS out of the last 12 broadcasts.
MTP also won in the demo most valued by news advertisers for its 54th straight broadcast, again topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 935,000 A25-54 demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +26 percent (+191,000) more than ABC and +35 percent (+242,000) more than CBS. This is the broadcast’s best streak in over 18 years (since October 15, 2000). Compared to last week, MTP improved its lead over CBS by more than five times (+242,000 vs. +41,000 prior week).
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its best total viewer lead over ABC in seven years and CBS in eight years.
An additional 917,000 total viewers and 183,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||51||3772||935|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3334||693|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2717||567|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1341||392|
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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 2017-2018 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 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast. 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.