MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD is Number One in Key Demo for 34th Straight Broadcast
Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the key demo this past Sunday, September 16, according to Nielsen Media Research data, winning its 34th straight broadcast at #1, its best streak in over 11 years (since April 15, 2007).
MTP topped both ABC and CBS by double-digits in the demo most valued by news advertisers. 833,000 A25-54 demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: +12 percent (+91,000) more than ABC's "This Week" and +25 percent (+167,000) more than CBS' "Face the Nation." Compared to last year, MTP increased its lead over CBS by +29 percent (+38,000).
Sunday's broadcast featured interviews with New Bern, North Carolina mayor Dana Outlaw and FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who said that the Hurricane Maria death toll numbers are "all over the place." The broadcast also featured exclusive interviews with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Harvard Law professor emeritus, Alan Dershowitz.
3.347 million total viewers tuned into MTP, topping ABC in total viewers for the 16th straight broadcast: +11 percent (+319,000) more than ABC. Just two percent separated MTP from CBS, which only rates for the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast. MTP was the only Sunday show to grow year over year in total viewers, and was up +12 percent (+346,000), increasing its lead over ABC by +11 percent (+33,000). Third quarter to date (3Q'18-to-date), MTP is the only Sunday program to grow in total viewers compared to the same time period last year (four percent, +124,000).
Season-to-date, MTP continues as the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, delivering its largest total viewer advantage over ABC in six years (since 2011-12) and CBS in seven years (since 2010-2011). This marks the second straight year MTP is #1 across the board at this point in the season.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, outperforming its competition across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers for more than three straight years (since March 22, 2015).
An additional 1.437 million total viewers and 380,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.