via press release:
NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” IS #1 ACROSS THE BOARD WITH BIGGEST AUDIENCE IN MORE THAN A YEAR AND A HALF
AUGUST 20, 2015 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) was #1 across the board on August 16, delivering its biggest total viewer audience since February 9, 2014 and biggest A25-54 demo audience since March 1 of this year. The program featured a Sunday exclusive interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and an interview with Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
MTP averaged 3.612 million total viewers, +739,000 more than ABC’s “This Week”, +775,000 more than CBS’s “Face the Nation” half-hour, and +1.197 million more than CBS’s “Face the Nation” hour. This marks MTP’s biggest total viewer win over the CBS half-hour since August 12, 2012 and best over ABC since February 22, 2015.
With 1.005 million viewers in the A25-54 demo, MTP topped ABC’s “This Week” by +232,000 viewers, CBS’s “Face the Nation” half-hour by +205,000 viewers, and CBS’s “Face the Nation” full-hour by +323,000 viewers. This marks MTP’s biggest demo win over the CBS half-hour since June 28, 2015, and best over ABC since June 22, 2014.
MTP’s momentum scored double-digit gains across all key categories year-over-year: +36% in total viewers, +37% in A25-54, and +40% in A18-49.
In the influential Washington, D.C. market, MTP continued its dominance with a three-digit advantage against the competition in total viewers.
MTP delivered an additional 1.016 million total viewers and 439,000 A25-54 viewers with rebroadcasts on the NBC network and on MSNBC.
NATIONAL AVERAGES – AUG. 16, 2015
|Show Name||Net||Dur||TOTAL VIEWERS||25-54
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||45||3612||1005|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||2837||800|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2415||682|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1175||336|
WASHINGTON, D.C. AVERAGES – AUG. 16
|TOTAL VIEWERS||25-54 VIEWERS|
|Market||Stn||Program||TV(000)||MTP ADV||TV(000)||MTP ADV|
|WASHINGTON||WRC||MEET THE PRESS||113||—||25||—|
|WASHINGTON||WUSA||FACE THE NATION LEGACY||35||323%||10||150%|
|WASHINGTON||WUSA||FACE THE NATION HOUR||29||390%||9||178%|
|WASHINGTON||WJLA||THIS WEEK ABC||21||538%||2||1150%|
|WASHINGTON||WTTG||FOX NEWS SUNDAY||39||290%||13||92%|