#1 in Key Demo for 62nd Straight Broadcast; Tops Competition by Double Digits
Wins Every Sunday with Total Viewers in Washington for Over Four Straight Years
April 9, 2019 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board this past Sunday, April 7, according to Nielsen Media Research, marking the show’s ninth straight win in total viewers and 62nd straight win in the A25-54 key demo.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Mitt Romney and averaged 3.367 million total viewers. MTP led ABC’s This Week by +27 percent (+722,000) and CBS’ Face the Nation by eight percent (+259,000). This marks the broadcast’s 42nd straight win over ABC in total viewers and the 19th win over CBS out of the last 20 broadcasts. Week over week, MTP was up by four percent (+121,000) and compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP increased its advantage over ABC by +74 percent.
MTP also won in the demo most valued by news advertisers for its 62nd straight broadcast, topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 828,000 A25-54 demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +40 percent (+237,000) more than ABC and +17 percent (+121,000) more than CBS. This streak is longer than any other achieved in the Sunday Public Affairs category in the history of modern Nielsen ratings (since 1987). Compared to last week, MTP saw the biggest increase in demo viewership (+64,000 or +8 percent) and compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP increased its lead over ABC by +71 percent.
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.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, outperforming its competition combined across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers for more than four straight years (since March 22, 2015).
An additional 864,000 total viewers and 178,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||50||3367||828|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3108||707|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2616||611|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1213||321|
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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.