via press release:
"MEET THE PRESS" RATINGS WIN/4-4-10
‘MEET THE PRESS WITH DAVID GREGORY'
No. 1 Broadcast for Easter Sunday Both Nationally and in Washington D.C.
(New York) - April 8, 2010 - According to Nielsen Media Research data, for the week ending Sunday, April 4, "Meet the Press" was top-rated, attracting 2.766 million total viewers (1.9/6) +18% more (+422,000) than second place CBS' 2.344 million (1.7/5), a 27% advantage (+595,000) over ABC's 2.171 million (1.6/5) and a 180% (1,779,000) lead over FOX's 987,000 viewers (0.7 /2). "Meet the Press" delivered an additional 1,007,000 viewers with rebroadcasts on the network and MSNBC.
In Washington D.C., the NBC broadcast beat the competition with 55,000 viewers (2.1/7 HH), a +450 percent advantage over ABC's 10,000 (0.5/2), a +175 percent lead over CBS's 20,000 (1.1/3), and +90 percent more than FOX's 29,000 viewers (1.1/3).
Nationally, in the key demographics women, men and adults "Meet the Press" was No. 1 in each category. Among the key demographic adults 25-54, the NBC program had a 0.7 rating, CBS and ABC tied for second with a 0.6, and Fox came in last with a 0.3 rating.
Please note: All four Sunday public affairs shows were all labeled as specials due to the Easter holiday and will not be included in the weekly or season to date averages.
Last week's guests were Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Dr. Christina Romer; Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff; a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA); and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT). The roundtable featured The New Yorker's David Remnick, also author of the new book "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama"; and Time's Rick Stengel.
On its digital platforms, "Meet the Press" generated more than 253,000 online video streams from April 4 through April 8, 2010. The "Meet the Press" video podcast (available at www.mtp.msnbc.com) remains the top ranked network Sunday Morning program podcast on iTunes.
David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer is the executive producer and Rebecca Samuels and Christopher Donovan are the producers.