‘MEET THE PRESS’ IS THE #1 MOST-WATCHED SUNDAY SHOW ACROSS THE BOARD

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MAY 9, 2017 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board on May 7, continuing its lead as #1 season-to-date for the first time since the 2010-2011 season.

Sunday’s network broadcast was guest moderated by NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, featuring an interview with HHS Sec. Tom Price and exclusive interviews with Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

Delivering 3.245 million total viewers, MTP beat ABC’s “This Week” by four percent (+112,000) and CBS’ “Face the Nation,” which continues to only rate for the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast, by one percent (+28,000). This was the eighth win in total viewers for the program out of the past nine weeks.

MTP’s dominance in the demo continued this past Sunday: 963,000 A25-54 viewers tuned into the broadcast, +23 percent (+177,000) more than ABC and +25 percent (+194,000) more than CBS. This was the 16th straight win for MTP in the demo most valued by news advertisers.

Washington, D.C. market viewers continue to turn to MTP on Sundays for their political analysis. The show outperformed competition across the board and has now won every Sunday since March 22, 2015.

An additional 1.135 million total viewers and 248,000 key demo viewers watched MTP through rebroadcasts on MSNBC.

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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017

Show Name Net Duration (minutes) Total Viewers A25-54
Viewers
MEET THE PRESS NBC 52 3245 963
FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR CBS 30 3217 769
FACE THE NATION HOUR CBS 60 2704 610
THIS WEEK ABC 44 3133 786
FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX 60 1412 435

WASHINGTON, D.C. AVERAGES – SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017

    Households Total Viewers Adults 25-54
Stn Program Rtg Shr TV(000) MTP ADV TV(000) MTP ADV
WRC MEET THE PRESS 3.74 10 107 38
WUSA FACE THE NATION HOUR 2.54 7 71 51% 21 81%
WJLA THIS WEEK ABC 0.88 3 22 386% 8 375%
WTTG FOX NEWS SUNDAY 2.21 6 59 81% 17 124%

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