Tops Competition by Double Digits in Key Demo
Best Total Viewer Delivery in Over 4 Months; Best A25-54 Viewer Delivery in 6 Months
Only Sunday Show to Grow Year Over Year in Key Demo
August 10, 2021 – After three weeks away for NBC’s special coverage of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) returns to the top spot as the most-watched Sunday show across the board this past Sunday, August 8, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Most-Watched Sunday Show Across the Board
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers. Note: CBS Face The Nation and ABC This Week were both retitled this past Sunday.
MTP averaged 3.053 million total viewers: +22 percent (+548,000) more than ABC’s This Week and nine percent (+241,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. This marks MTP’s best total viewer delivery in over four months (since March 14, 2021) and its best advantage over ABC in seven months (since January 10, 2021) and over CBS in over five months (since February 14, 2021).
MTP topped both ABC and CBS by double-digits in the demo most valued by news advertisers and averaged 817,000 A25-54 viewers: +87 percent (+381,000) more than ABC’s This Week and +67 percent (+327,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. This marks MTP’s best A25-54 viewer delivery in six months (since February 7, 2021) and its best advantage over ABC in over three years (since February 18, 2018) and over CBS in over two years (since January 27, 2019). Compared to last year, MTP was the only Sunday show to grow and was up +18 percent (+123,000).
Season-to-date, MTP remains #1 in the key demo for six straight years.
Reaches More Than 425,000 Video Views Across Digital
MTP reached more than 425,000 video views across digital platforms. This past Sunday’s full episode has currently reached more than 597,000 views, up +20 percent year over year, and 478,000 viewers, up +17 percent year over year.
76 Months as #1 Most Watched Sunday Show in Washington, D.C.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, more than doubling the competition among both A25-54 and total viewers, and winning in total viewers for 76 straight months.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2021
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||51||3,053||817|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||2,812||489|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,501||432|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,012||230|
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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, to the ongoing weekly podcast, The Chuck ToddCast, and to Meet the Press Reports, a 30-minute program on NBC News NOW and Peacock, focusing on a single topic explored through the Meet the Press lens. It’s the longest-running show in television history, recently expanding its brand to also 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.