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MEET THE PRESS Drew in Nearly 5 Million Viewers Last Sunday, 11/11

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"Meet the Press with David Gregory" was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs hour for November 11, 2012, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

“Meet the Press” attracted 3.313 million total viewers, leading This Week by +352,000, the Face the Nation hour by +951,000, and FOX News Sunday by +2,094,000.

MTP delivered an additional 1,601,000 total viewers and 872,000 A25-54 viewers with rebroadcasts -- 621,000 total viewers and 416,000 viewers A25-54 on the network, and 980,000 total viewers and 456,000 viewers A25-54 on MSNBC.

In Washington, DC, MTP averaged 103,000 total viewers (4.0/11 HH), +87% over FOX News Sunday’s 55,000 viewers (1.8/5 HH), +124% more than This Week’s 46,000 viewers (1.5/4 HH), and +145% ahead of the Face the Nation hour’s 42,000 viewers (1.6/4 HH). This marks MTP’s best total viewer delivery in Washington in six weeks (since September 30, 2012).

Highlights:

MTP averaged 3.313 million total viewers, +12% (+352,000) ahead of This Week’s 2.961 million, +40% (+951,000) ahead of the Face the Nation hour’s 2.362 million, and +172% (+2,094,000) ahead of FOX News Sunday’s 1.219 million.
In homes, MTP delivered a 2.5 rating and 6 share, ahead of This Week’s 2.1/6, the Face the Nation hour’s 1.8/4, and FOX News Sunday’s 0.9/2.
In rating A25-54, MTP topped This Week by +13% (+1 tenth), the Face the Nation hour by +29% (+2 tenths), and FOX News Sunday by +125% (+5 tenths).
MTP averaged 1,052,000 A25-54 (000) viewers, leading This Week by +18% (+160,000), the Face the Nation Hour by +37% (+283,000), and FOX News Sunday by +147% (+626,000).
Week-to-week, MTP was up in total viewers (+3%, or +87,000) and rating W25-54 (+13%).
Versus the same broadcast last season, MTP was up in total viewers (+10%, or +290,000), rating W18-49 (+20%), and rating W/A25-54 (+13%/+13%).
Compared to its 4Q’12/season-to-date average, MTP was also up in total viewers (+9%, or +270,000), rating W18-49 (+20%) and rating W/M/A25-54 (+29%/+13%/+13%).

Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press featured interviews with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Coburn (R-OK); NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell; CNBC’s Jim Cramer; and a roundtable conversation with Rep.-elect Joaquìn Castro (D-TX); Republican strategist Steve Schmidt; presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, and NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.

David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer Martin is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, and Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.

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