'Meet the Press with Chuck Todd' Debuts at No. 1
Chuck Todd’s debut as moderator of Meet the Press was the most-watched Sunday public affairs program in total viewers and the A25-54 and A18-49 demos according to Nielsen Media Research data.
On Sunday, September 7, 2014, MTP averaged 2.991 million total viewers and a 0.7 A25-54 ranking, marking its best total viewer delivery since 3/2/2014 and best A25-54 viewer delivery since 6/29/14.
MTP also delivered its biggest total viewer leads over both This Week and the Face the Nation half hour since 2/16/2014 (Sochi Olympics). Excluding the Olympics, this marked the NBC broadcast’s biggest advantage over ABC since 4/21/2013 (end of Boston Marathon bombing manhunt) and biggest advantage over CBS since 9/1/2013.
In total viewers, MTP led the Face the Nation half hour by +8 percent (+219,000), the Face the Nation hour by +36 percent (+785,000), This Week by +19 percent (+486,000) and Fox News Sunday by +126 percent (+1,670,000).
In A25-54 rating, MTP beat the Face the Nation half hour and This Week by +1 tenth, the Face the Nation hour by +2 tenths, and FOX News Sunday by +4 tenths.
Among A25-54 viewers, MTP outperformed the Face the Nation half hour by +8 percent (+58,000), the Face the Nation hour by +38 percent (+227,000), This Week by +6 percent (+47,000) and FOX News Sunday by +131 percent (+465,000).
Trends and Growth:
MTP beat the Face the Nation half hour for the 2nd straight week in total viewers.
MTP posted the biggest year-to-year growth in both total viewers (+289,000 or +11 percent) and A25-54 (+130,000 or +19 percent).
MTP also showed the biggest week-to-week total viewer gain (+23 percent, or +554,000).