MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD is No. Sunday Show Across the Board for 2nd Week
MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD was the most-watched Sunday show across the board on Sunday, May 14, marking its second straight week at #1. Sunday's network broadcast featured interviews with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and an exclusive interview with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
3.6 million total viewers tuned into MTP: 21 percent (+627,000) more than ABC's "This Week" and 7 percent (+237,000) more than CBS' "Face the Nation." MTP delivered its biggest win over CBS in eight weeks and largest win over ABC in four weeks. The NBC News broadcast has ranked #1 in total viewers for nine of the past 10 weeks. From last Sunday, MTP was up +11% in total viewers, +16% in A25-54 and +19% in A18-49.
MTP continues to dominate in the demo most valued by news advertisers, delivering 1.1 million A25-54 viewers. MTP beat ABC by 44 percent (+340,000) and CBS, which continues to rate for only the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast, by 39 percent (+315,000). In the demo, MTP has won 45 out of the last 48 weeks it has been rated and 29 out of the 31 rated weeks in the season.
The network broadcast, which outperformed the competition across the board this past Sunday, has now won every Sunday in the influential Washington, D.C. market since March 22, 2015. MTP has won 50 consecutive broadcasts among A25-54 viewers in D.C.
Through rebroadcasts on MSNBC, an additional 1.6 million total viewers and 332,000 key demo viewers watched MTP.