Ratings: NBC’s ‘Meet the Press With Chuck Todd’ Sweeps November

Ratings: NBC's 'Meet the Press With

A little over a year after Chuck Todd joined “Meet the Press” as moderator, the NBC News program has scored a ratings coup.

In Nielsen’s “live plus same-day” estimates for the November sweep, “Meet the Press” finished on top to mark its first such victory in all categories since 2011. It averaged 953,000 adults 25-54, besting ABC’s “This Week” (907,000), CBS’ “Face the Nation” (808,000 for its first half-hour) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (502,000). And in total viewers, its 3.424 million held off “Face the Nation” (3.390 million) and “This Week” (3.232 million) and nearly doubled up “Fox News Sunday” (1.716 million).

“Meet the Press” delivered its biggest overall November sweep audience since 2008 and beat “Face the Nation” among total viewers for the first time since 2011. The NBC show also widened its gap over “This Week” to its biggest margin in three years.

In the demo, “Meet the Press” posted its first November victory and biggest demo audience in three years, topping both the CBS and ABC competition for the first time in two years. The NBC program also won among young adults (18-49) for the first time since 2012 and beat both ABC and CBS for the first time in two years.

Todd took over as moderator in September 2014, premiering to the show’s largest audience in six months. David Gregory had guided the show since 2008.

On Nov. 22, the final Sunday of the sweep, “Fox News Sunday” garnered its largest audience in more than nine years. The program, featuring a rare television interview with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh as well as an interview with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), averaged 1.94 million viewers. In adults 25-54, it averaged 550,000 viewers, or 13% more than its average for the other three Sundays in the sweep (486,000).

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  1. carl ritter says:

    Chuck Todd is so left, that he cannot be trusted to provide a balanced broadcast. It may take a little time but the pushback from viewers sick and tired of this yellow journalism with a one-sided view won’t last.
    It may take a few tears, but this once solid NBC asset, will be worthless under the stewardship of Todd and company. MTP’s current broadcast bent has been the catalyst for me to move after decades of loyalty. I am not alone, its just hard to leave a show you have counted on for a long time. The move will happen.

    The solution, say goodbye to Chuck and hire someone that can put on a balanced show, highly uinlikely, but I can dream.

  2. Cheri Clunas says:

    Chuck Todd had gotten so argumentative and interrupts constantly. I cannot stand to listen to the show anymore. Just let your guest talk without being interrupted. Please

  3. Myrna Blair says:

    Chuck Todd was way out of line with John Kasick this a.m..I am a Democrate who believes you and your peers have more than pumped up Trumps coverage.You were so rude to Kasick about getting out of the race to help Cruze .I was paying attention and this gentleman is not doing this for fun

  4. Myrna Blair says:

    To Chuck Todd

  5. I see THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT is trying to push Rubio. What a bunch of dishonest manipulators.

  6. Devvie says:

    FOX NEWS and Meet the Press have become one and the same. Chuck Todd when asked why he doesn’t challenge lies or check facts actually said “It’s not my job to fact check”. “If I insult a politician then they won’t come back on”. Obviously Chuck Todd is not a journalist, because fact checking and addressing outright lies and misleading comments is exactly the job of a journalist. Plus the politicians and pundits will certainly come back on. They live to be seen, to be in television. Giving politicians free reign to say whatever they want no matter how incorrect and false the statements is a disservice to the audience. The media is not suppose to push political agendas, its job is to tell its audience the facts. Todd and his brand of journalist in name only is not following the tenets of the journalistic profession. Chuck Todd and those like him are responsible for the lack of trust and respect of the media.

  7. Lou Brescia says:

    Re: Meet The Press – Tim Russert has been a hard act to follow. Our friends and family enjoyed David Gregory and wished NBC could have better collaborated with him and supported his efforts. Chuck Todd is exceptional with numbers, figures and the political scene. However, his interviewing skills don’t even come close to Tim Russert. We miss that special ability Tim Russert had to hold his focus and his ground. It’ll be interesting to see where the ratings are a year from now.

  8. Kenn g sharp says:

    I love your show Meet the Press but I know you get excited but you ask a question and then you jump over what they’re trying to say don’t become like hardball this guy asks a question but never lets them respond fully!

  9. Kenn g sharo says:

    I love you show me the breast

  10. Michelle Spears says:

    Hate Chuck Todd, why did you EVER REPLACE DAVID GREGORY!! Chuck has NO CLASS!!! He is a jerk!!!RUDE, Unorganized, I quit Meet the Press after 15 years!!!
    Get your teeth and Hair fixed!!!

  11. Matthew J. Mitchell says:

    After reading the article about Chuck Todd, I realize that it would be near impossible to get rid of him now! What MSNBC needs is a strong Progressive voice in his spot, not a cheap suit that folds as soon as he is pushed on ANY topic. He claims that he cannot offend any talking head that appears on his show because they won’t return if they feel mistreated! Never stopped any fake newsperson on FOX! Get a stronger personality there like Olbermann and give him free reign to conduct a REAL interview that allows some real push-back on blantant falsehoods. Every guest that appears on his show, knows that they’ll be given softball questions and no pushback whatsoever. Get rid of Chuck Todd!

    • James Pinkley says:

      I watched ChuckTodd’s interview with Ben Carson a few weeks ago and I a disgusted with the “get him” focus. I could only conclude that the world would better place if ChuckTodd had been aborted.

      • Sylvia Hansen says:

        Chuck Todd was a complete ASS LAST SUNDAY IN HIS INTERVIEW WITH CANDIDATE TRUMP!! How rude were you Chuck?? You interrupted every question you ask him!! You were an ASS! For the first time in 15-20 years I am changing channels!!

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