BEATS COMPETITION IN AUGUST BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN KEY DEMO
ALSO WINS SUNDAY IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54 VIEWERS BY DOUBLE DIGITS
Aug. 27, 2019 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board for the month of August and this past Sunday, Aug. 25 according to Nielsen Media Research.
An average of 2.878 million total viewers tuned into MTP in August: +9 percent (+244,000) more than ABC’s This Week and +13 percent (+335,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. MTP has won 20 of the last 21 months in total viewers.
MTP also dominated the demo most valued by news advertisers in August. 707,000 key demo viewers tuned in for the month, as MTP outperformed its competition by double-digits: +13 percent (+84,000) more than ABC and +33 percent (+176,000) more than CBS. This marks MTP’s 22nd monthly win in the key demo in the last 23 months.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
MTP was also the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board this past Sunday, Aug. 25, topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits in both total viewers and A25-54 viewers.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg and a joint interview with Republican presidential candidate former Governor Bill Weld and President of the Club for Growth David McIntosh.
MTP averaged 2.934 million total viewers this past Sunday: +12 percent (+325,000) more than ABC and +17 percent (+418,000) more than CBS. This marks the broadcast’s 56th straight win over ABC in total viewers.
MTP also won in the key demo with 724,000 A25-54 demo viewers tuning in to the Sunday program: +23 percent (+138,000) more than ABC and +48 percent (+233,000) more than CBS.
Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its best total viewer lead over 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 in total viewers for more than four straight years (since March 22, 2015).
An additional 968,000 total viewers and 205,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
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