MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD is Most-Watched Sunday Show for Fourth Straight Week
MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD was the most-watched Sunday show this past Sunday, Feb. 12, according to Nielsen data, marking the network broadcast's fourth straight week at #1 across the board. 4.238 million viewers tuned into Sunday's broadcast, which featured an interview with Stephen Miller, senior policy advisor to President Trump, and exclusive interviews with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.).
MTP was the only network broadcast to deliver more than four million viewers. It beat CBS' "Face the Nation" by +16 percent (+595,000), more than doubling its lead over the network from last week. MTP also topped ABC's "This Week" by +22 percent (+756,000). The network program grew its audience by two percent week over week and by six percent compared to the same Sunday last year.
MTP continued its dominance in the demo most valued by news advertisers, delivering 1.230 million A25-54 viewers. The Sunday show topped CBS - which only rates for a half-hour of its hour-long broadcast - by +36 percent (+324,000) and ABC by +44 percent (+373,000). This is MTP's second-largest demo lead over ABC in two years (since February 2014). MTP was the only Sunday program to grow in the key demo year over year, seeing an eight percent increase.
In the influential Washington, D.C. market, MTP outperformed the competition with total viewers and in the key demo, winning its 85th consecutive Sunday among total viewers.
An additional 1.821 million total viewers and 397,000 A25-54 viewers watched MTP through rebroadcasts on MSNBC.