MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD IS #1 MOST-WATCHED SUNDAY SHOW ACROSS THE BOARD

 

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MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD IS #1 MOST-WATCHED SUNDAY SHOW ACROSS THE BOARD

Press Release

August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) won this past Sunday, August 18 as the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, and former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), and averaged 2.860 million total viewers. MTP topped both ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face the Nation by double-digits, beating ABC by +17 percent (+407,000) and CBS by +13 percent (+327,000). This marks the broadcast’s 55th straight win over ABC in total viewers.

MTP also won in the demo most valued by news advertisers, again topping both ABC and CBS by double-digits. 671,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned in to the Sunday program: +11 percent (+65,000) more than ABC and +23 percent (+124,000) more than CBS.

Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its best total viewer lead over ABC in seven years and CBS in eight years.

MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, outperforming its competition combined among A25-54 key demo viewers and winning every Sunday with total viewers for more than four straight years (since March 22, 2015).

An additional 751,000 total viewers and 152,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.

Tune in to MSNBC’s MTP Daily weekdays at 5 p.m. for more from moderator Chuck Todd, and follow the broadcast on Facebook and on Twitter for the latest.

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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019

Show Name Net Duration (minutes) Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
MEET THE PRESS NBC 50 2860 671
FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR CBS 30 2533 547
FACE THE NATION HOUR CBS 60 2171 465
THIS WEEK ABC 33 2453 606
FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX 60 1082 298

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