NBC's MEET THE PRESS is Most-Watched Sunday Public Affairs Hour
More viewers tuned into "Meet the Press" on Feb. 9, 2014 than any other Sunday public affairs program, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The NBC broadcast drew 3.673 million viewers and 1.278 million A25-54 viewers, topping "Face the Nation's" legacy half-hour and full hour, as well as "This Week" in both categories. This was MTP's highest total viewer delivery since 12/30/2012 and best A25-54 delivery since 08/12/2012. The week's win follows MTP's number one public affairs hour performance for the month of January 2014.
• MTP averaged 3.673 million total viewers, +25% (+744,000) more than "This Week's" 2.929 million, +32% (+884,000) more than "Face the Nation's" hour's 2.789 million and +3% (+118,000) more than "Face the Nation's" legacy half-hour's 3.555 million, and +196% (+1,434,000) ahead of "FOX News Sunday's" 1.239 million.
• In homes, MTP delivered a 2.6 rating and a 7 share, ahead of "This Week's" 2.1/6," Face The Nation hour's" 1.9/5, "Face the Nation's" legacy half-hour's 2.5/6, and "FOX News Sunday's" 0.9/2.
• This was MTP's highest total viewer delivery since 12/30/2012 and best A25-54 delivery since 08/12/2012.
MTP delivered an additional 634,000 total viewers and 233,000 A25-54 viewers on MSNBC. MTP's network rebroadcasts were pre-empted due to Olympic programming.
In Washington, DC, MTP averaged 118,000 total viewers (4.0/10HH), +90% ahead of "FOX News Sunday's" 62,000 viewers (1.7/5), +157% more than "Face the Nation hour's" 46,000 viewers (1.5/4), and +321% ahead of "This Week's" 28,000 (0.9/2).
Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press" featured an interview with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and an update from Sochi from NBC News' Richard Engel; a joint interview with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); a discussion with authors of "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton" Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes; and a political roundtable featuring: New York Times Columnist David Brooks, Washington Post Columnist EJ Dionne, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Mona Sutphen, Chief Executive Officer for Heritage Action for America Mike Needham, and NBC News' Andrea Mitchell.
David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Rob Yarin is the executive producer, Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.
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