MEET THE PRESS is #1 Most-Watched Sunday Show for 3rd Straight Week
MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD was the most-watched Sunday show across the board on February 5, 2017, marking its third straight week at #1. Sunday's broadcast featured a live interview with Vice President Mike Pence and exclusive interviews with House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Delivering 4.136 million total viewers, MTP beat CBS' "Face the Nation" by +292,000 viewers (eight percent) and ABC's "This Week" by 927,000 viewers (+29 percent). This marks MTP's largest lead over CBS - which only rates for a half-hour of its hour-long program - since March 6 of last year, and MTP's lead over ABC is its biggest since February 22, 2015. It was also the only show to grow in total audience: compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP grew seven percent in total viewers, while both CBS and ABC saw declines across the board.
MTP continues its dominant streak with A25-54 viewers, the demo most coveted by news advertisers. With 1.236 million demo viewers, MTP topped the competition by double-digits: +325,000 (+36 percent) more than CBS and +373,000 (+43 percent) more than ABC. MTP grew by four percent year over year, and season-to-date, the network broadcast maintains its lead as the #1 Sunday show in the demo.
In the influential Washington, D.C. market, MTP outperformed the competition in total viewers and the key demo. The program has now been the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the market for 84 consecutive broadcasts.
An additional 1.320 million total viewers and 349,000 demo viewers watched MTP through rebroadcasts on MSNBC.