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MTP Delivers Biggest Total Viewer Win over CBS’s “Face the Nation” Half-Hour Since August 2012 MTP Tops ABC’s “This Week” in Total Viewers for 4th Consecutive Week In Demo, MTP Marks 10th Consecutive Win over “Face the Nation” Half-Hour
AUGUST 20, 2015 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) was #1 across the board on August 16, delivering its biggest total viewer audience since February 9, 2014 and biggest A25-54 demo audience since March 1 of this year.  The program featured a Sunday exclusive interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and an interview with Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.  
MTP averaged 3.612 million total viewers, +739,000 more than ABC’s “This Week”, +775,000 more than CBS’s “Face the Nation” half-hour, and +1.197 million more than CBS’s “Face the Nation” hour.  This marks MTP’s biggest total viewer win over the CBS half-hour since August 12, 2012 and best over ABC since February 22, 2015.
With 1.005 million viewers in the A25-54 demo, MTP topped ABC’s “This Week” by +232,000 viewers, CBS’s “Face the Nation” half-hour by +205,000 viewers, and CBS’s “Face the Nation” full-hour by +323,000 viewers. This marks MTP’s biggest demo win over the CBS half-hour since June 28, 2015, and best over ABC since June 22, 2014.
MTP’s momentum scored double-digit gains across all key categories year-over-year: +36% in total viewers, +37% in A25-54, and +40% in A18-49.
In the influential Washington, D.C. market, MTP continued its dominance with a three-digit advantage against the competition in total viewers.
MTP delivered an additional 1.016 million total viewers and 439,000 A25-54 viewers with rebroadcasts on the NBC network and on MSNBC.
NATIONAL AVERAGES – AUG. 16, 2015
Show NameNetDurTOTAL VIEWERS25-54
VIEWERS
MEET THE PRESSNBC4536121005
FACE THE NATION HALF-HOURCBS302837800
FACE THE NATION HOURCBS602415682
THIS WEEKABC332873773
FOX NEWS SUNDAYFOX601175336
WASHINGTON, D.C. AVERAGES – AUG. 16
TOTAL VIEWERS25-54 VIEWERS
MarketStnProgramTV(000)MTP ADVTV(000)MTP ADV
WASHINGTONWRCMEET THE PRESS113--25--
WASHINGTONWUSAFACE THE NATION LEGACY35323%10150%
WASHINGTONWUSAFACE THE NATION HOUR29390%9178%
WASHINGTONWJLATHIS WEEK ABC21538%21150%
WASHINGTONWTTGFOX NEWS SUNDAY39290%1392%