Tops Competition by Double Digits
Reaches 2 Million Video Views Across Digital Platforms
#1 Most-Watched Sunday Show in the Nation’s Capital for 85 Straight Months
May 3, 2022 — “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday public affairs show in the key demo this past Sunday, May 1, 2022, according to Nielsen Media Research.
#1 in Key Demo; Tops Competition by Double Digits
MTP was #1 in the demo most valued by news advertisers and topped CBS by double digits. MTP averaged 498,000 A25-54 viewers, topping CBS’s “Face the Nation” by +114,000 (+30 percent). ABC’s “This Week” was retitled this past Sunday.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and New York Times correspondents Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, co-authors of This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future. The broadcast averaged 2.3 million total viewers, ranking second behind “Face the Nation,” which continues to rate for only the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast.
MTP posted its largest A25-54 win over CBS in seven weeks and grew its audience in the demo over the previous week’s broadcast, improving its competitive position over CBS across the board. Compared the previous week, MTP was up +11% (+51,000) in the demo and improved its A25-54 lead over CBS by 66%.
An additional 120,000 total viewers and 27,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through a rebroadcast on NBC.
Reaches 2 Million Video Views Across Digital
MTP reached 2 million video views across platforms and 238,000 hours viewed across digital platforms.
Sunday’s full episode reached more than 364,000 video views and 296,000 total viewers. And, the full episode that aired last Sunday, April 24, saw 420,000 video views and 342,000 total viewers.
85 Consecutive Months as #1 Most-Watched Sunday Show in Washington, D.C.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, winning in total viewers for 85 consecutive months as of May 1.
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||52||2,321||498|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||2,700||383|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,412||342|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||893||200|