“MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD” IS #1 MOST-WATCHED SUNDAY SHOW ACROSS THE BOARD FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK

 

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“MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD” IS #1 MOST-WATCHED SUNDAY SHOW ACROSS THE BOARD FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK

Press Release

December 19, 2017

DECEMBER 19, 2017 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) was the most-watched public affairs program this past Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research data, winning its third straight week at #1 across the board.

Sunday’s broadcast featured an exclusive interview with Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director as well as exclusive interviews with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). Short addressed speculation about President Donald Trump firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, telling Todd: “There’s no conversation about that whatsoever in the White House.”

3.525 million total viewers tuned into MTP: +16 percent (+475,000) more than ABC’s “This Week” and three percent (+107,000) more than CBS’ “Face the Nation,” which only rates for 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast. This marks MTP’s best streak in total viewers since April of this year (April 2, April 9 and April 23). Week-over-week, MTP improved its advantage over CBS by +30 percent (+107,000 vs. +83,000). Compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP’s advantage over ABC improved by +66 percent (+475,000 vs. +287,000 prior year).

967,000 A25-54 viewers tuned into Sunday’s program. MTP beat ABC by +12 percent (+107,000) and CBS by +22 percent (+175,000), improving its advantage over CBS by +13 percent (+175,000 vs. +155,000) week over week.

An additional 1.010 million total viewers and 278,000 A25-54 viewers tuned into MTP through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.

Season-to-date, MTP continues as the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the demo most valued by news advertisers, topping ABC and CBS by double-digits. The broadcast has now won every Sunday in the influential market of Washington, D.C. since March 22, 2015.

Tune in this Sunday, and watch MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” weekdays at 5 p.m. for more. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter for the latest.

NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, DEC. 17, 2017

Show Name Net Duration (minutes) Total Viewers A25-54
Viewers
MEET THE PRESS NBC 50 3525 967
FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR CBS 30 3418 792
FACE THE NATION HOUR CBS 60 2762 627
THIS WEEK ABC 40 3050 860
FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX 60 1453 458

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