via press release:
NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” TOPS ABC’S “THIS WEEK” IN TOTAL VIEWERS, DELIVERS 8TH STRAIGHT DEMO WIN OVER CBS “FACE THE NATION” HALF HOUR
MTP Posts Double-Digit Growth Across the Board Year-Over-Year
August 6, 2015 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd”(MTP) continued its lead over ABC’s “This Week” in total viewers for Sunday, Aug. 2, averaging 2.801 million viewers – +48,000 more viewers than ABC. In the A25-54 demo, MTP delivered its eighth straight win over the CBS’s “Face the Nation” (FTN) half-hour with +107,000 more viewers.
FTN is rated only by 30 minutes, despite airing as a full contiguous hour in more than three-fourths of the country. “This Week” was rated for just 35 minutes of its hour-long broadcast on Aug. 2.
MTP’s ratings momentum delivered double-digit growth across the board year-over-year: +32% in total viewers, +39% in the A25-54 demo; +44% in the A18-49 demo.
MTP continues its dominance in the influential Washington, D.C. market, leading competition in total viewers.
MTP delivered an additional 975,000 total viewers and 435,000 A25-54 viewers with rebroadcasts on the NBC network and on MSNBC.
NATIONAL AVERAGES – AUG. 2
|TOTAL VIEWERS||P25-54 VIEWERS|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||47||2.04||2801||810|
|FACE THE NATION HALF HOUR||CBS||30||2.23||3160||703|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||1.77||2471||559|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1.02||1422||454|
WASHINGTON, D.C. AVERAGES – AUG. 2
|TOTAL VIEWERS||VIEWERS 25-54|
|WASHINGTON||WRC||MEET THE PRESS||64||—||12|
|WASHINGTON||WUSA||FACE THE NATION HALF HOUR||39||64%||13|
|WASHINGTON||WUSA||FACE THE NATION HOUR||40||60%||13|
|WASHINGTON||WJLA||THIS WEEK ABC||20||220%||5|
|WASHINGTON||WTTG||FOX NEWS SUNDAY||47||36%|