“Meet the Press with David Gregory” the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, week ending July 12, 2009
via press release:
“MEET THE PRESS WITH DAVID GREGORY” IS THE NO. 1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009
NEW YORK –July 16, 2009 –”Meet the Press with David Gregory” was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program in all categories for the week ending July 12, 2009, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The Gregory-moderated broadcast was No. 1, delivering 2.744 million total viewers, +5% more (+127,000) than second place ABC “This Week’s” 2.617 million, a +16% advantage (+385,000) over third place CBS “Face The Nation’s” 2.359 million and a +185% lead (+1,782,000) over FOX News Sunday’s 962,000. The NBC program has now placed first in total viewers for 402 of the past 405 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage).
In Washington, D.C., “Meet the Press” was top rated with 64,000 total viewers (2.4/8 HH). “Meet the Press” marked a +42% lead over ABC’s 45,000 viewers (1.6/5 HH), a +156% advantage over CBS’s 25,000 viewers (0.8/3), and a +178% lead over FOX’s 23,000 viewers (0.8/2).
In homes nationally, the NBC program placed first with a 2.0 rating and 6 share. ABC was second with a 1.9/6 rating, CBS placed third with a 1.7/5 rating and FOX placed fourth with a 0.7 and a 2 share. “Meet the Press” has now placed first in households for 140 consecutive weeks and 500 of the past 501 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage).
Among adults 25-54, “Meet the Press” posted a 0.7 rating. ABC tied with a 0.7 rating, CBS placed third with a 0.5 rating, and FOX was last with a 0.3 rating.
On its digital platforms, “Meet the Press” generated more than 382,000 online video streams from July 5 through July 9, 2009. The “Meet the Press” video podcast (available at http://www.mtp.msnbc.com) remains the top ranked network Sunday Morning program podcast on iTunes.
Last week’s show featured exclusive interviews with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), 2008 Republican Presidential Nominee and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Finance Committee. The roundtable included Karen Hughes, Republican Strategist and former adviser to Pres. George W. Bush; Bob Shrum, Democratic Strategist; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; and Roger Simon, Politico’s Chief Political Columnist.
David Gregory is moderator of “Meet the Press.” Betsy Fischer is the executive producer and Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.