via NBC press release:
“MEET THE PRESS WITH DAVID GREGORY” IS THE MOST-WATCHED SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2009
TOPS THE COMPETITION ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
NEW YORK – August 13, 2009 “Meet the Press with David Gregory” was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program for the week ending August 9, 2009, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The Gregory-moderated broadcast was No. 1, delivering 2.990 million total viewers, +11% more (+308,000) than second place ABC “This Week’s” 2.682 million, a +25% lead (+601,000) over third place “Face the Nation’s” 2.389 million, a +158% advantage (+1,831,000) over FOX News Sunday’s 1.159 million viewers. The NBC program has now placed first in total viewers for 404 of the past 408 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage).
In Washington, D.C., “Meet the Press” dominated the competition with 101,000 viewers (3.4/10 HH), a +120% lead over FOX’ 46,000 (1.6/5 HH), a +166% advantage over CBS’s 38,000 (1.4/4), and a 248% lead over last place ABC’s 29,000 viewers (1.2/3).
In homes nationally, the NBC broadcast placed first with a 2.1 rating and 7 share. ABC was second with a 1.9/6 rating, CBS was third with a 1.6/5 rating, and FOX was last with a 0.8/2 rating. “Meet the Press” has now placed first in households for 502 of the past 504 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage).
Among adults 25-54, “Meet the Press” placed first with a 0.8 rating. ABC tied, CBS posted a 0.6, and FOX had a 0.3 rating.
On its digital platforms, “Meet the Press” generated more than 250,000 online video streams from August 9 through August 12, 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 guests were Gen. James Jones (Ret.), National Security Adviser; New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I); and Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D). The roundtable included David Brooks of the New York Times; Erin Burnett of CNBC; and Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek magazine.
David Gregory is moderator of “Meet the Press.” Betsy Fischer is the executive producer and Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.