via press release:
“MEET THE PRESS” RATINGS WIN/4-11-10
“MEET THE PRESS WITH DAVID GREGORY’ IS THE NO. 1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM NATIONALLY AND IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, APRIL 11
NEW YORK – April 15, 2010 – According to Nielsen Media Research data, “Meet the Press” was top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program for the week ending April 11. “Meet the Press” attracted 2.997 million total viewers (2.1/6 HH), +20% more (+497,000) than second place ABC’s 2.500 million total viewers (1.8/5 HH), a 29% advantage (+665,000) over CBS’s 2.332 million total viewers (1.8/5 HH), and a 162% (1,851,000) lead over FOX’s 1.146 million total viewers (0.8/2 HH). “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 1,099,000 viewers with rebroadcasts on the network and MSNBC.
In Washington D.C., the NBC broadcast was also No. 1, with 95,000 viewers (3.7/12 HH), a +313% advantage over ABC’s 23,000 (0.7/2 HH), a +61% lead over CBS’s 59,000 (2.2/7 HH), and +631% more than FOX’s 13,000 viewers (0.7/2).
Nationally, in the key demographics women, men and adults “Meet the Press” topped the competition in each category. Among the key demographic adults 25-54, the NBC program had a 0.8 rating, ABC was second with a 0.7 rating, CBS placed third with a 0.6 rating, and Fox came in last with a 0.3 rating.
Last week’s guests were Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The roundtable featured New York Times columnist David Brooks; Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN); Syndicated Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker; and Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times David Sanger.
On its digital platforms, “Meet the Press” generated more than 223,000 online video streams from April 11 through April 15, 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.