MEET THE PRESS is Sunday's Most-Watched Public Affairs Hour, 5/5
"Meet the Press" was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs hour on May 5, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The NBC broadcast drew 2.564 million viewers, topping This Week by +196,000, The Face the Nation hour by +308,000, and Fox News Sunday by +1,443,000.
MTP delivered an additional 1,009,000 total viewers and 466,000 A25-54 viewers with rebroadcasts - 420,000 total viewers and 192,000 viewers A25-54 on the network, and 589,000 total viewers and 274,000 viewers A25-54 on MSNBC.
In Washington, DC, MTP averaged 56,000 total viewers (2.2/7 HH), +56% more than The Face the Nation hour's 36,000 (1.4/4), +250% ahead of FOX News Sunday's 16,000 viewers (0.7/2), and +409% ahead of This Week's 11,000 (0.5/1).
MTP averaged 2.564 million total viewers, +8% (+196,000) more than This Week, +14% (+308,000) more than The Face The Nation hour, and +129% (+1,443,000) ahead of FOX News Sunday.
In homes, MTP delivered a 1.9 rating and 5 share, ahead of This Week 's 1.8/5, The Face the Nation hour's 1.6/4, and FOX News Sunday's 0.8/2.
In rating A25-54, MTP delivered a 0.7 rating, +2 tenths more than This Week and The Face The Nation hour, and +4 tenths more than FOX News Sunday.
MTP averaged 778,000 A25-54 viewers, +20% (+132,000) more than This Week, +28% (+171,000) more than The Face The Nation hour, and +101% (+391,000) more than FOX News Sunday.
MTP was the only program to post demo gains versus 2Q'13 levels, growing +1 tenth each in rating Men 18-49 and Men 25-54.
Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press" featured a conversation with Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), and Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR); a political roundtable with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., National Review editor Rich Lowry, and MSNBC contributor, managing editor of TheGrio.com, and Miami Herald political columnist Joy-Ann Reid; and a discussion about the impact of Jason Collins coming out with former Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer Martin is the senior executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, and Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.