According to Nielsen Media Research data, "Meet the Press" was top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program for the week ending June 20. The NBC broadcast attracted 2.663 million total viewers, +24% more (+513,000) than second place ABC's 2.150 million total viewers, a 38% advantage (+727,000) over CBS' 1.936 million total viewers, and a +141% (1,560,000) lead over FOX's 1.103 million total viewers. This is "Face the Nation's" lowest total viewer delivery since July 22, 2007 "Meet the Press" has now placed first in total viewers for 446 of the past 451 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage). The program delivered an additional 1,161,000 viewers with rebroadcasts -- 437,000 viewers on the network and 724,000 viewers on MSNBC.
In Washington D.C., "Meet the Press" continued to beat the competition combined with 78,000 viewers (3.2/9 HH) -- topping FOX’s 29,000 viewers (1.1/3 HH) by +169%, CBS’ 15,000 viewers (0.6/2 HH) by +420%, and ABC’s 14,000 viewers (0.5/2 HH) by +457%.
In homes nationally, the NBC broadcast topped the competition with a 1.8 rating and 6 share. ABC came in second with a 1.5/5, CBS in third with a 1.4/4 and FOX was last with 0.8/3. "Meet the Press" has now placed first in households for 544 of the past 547 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage).
Among adults 25-54, the NBC Sunday morning show came in first with 971,000 viewers, ABC was second with 729,000 viewers, CBS placed third with 588,000 viewers and FOX came in last with a 465,000 viewers.
Week-to-week, "Meet the Press" posted growth in rating W/A18-49 (+50%/+20%) and rating W/M/A25-54 (+14%/+14%/+14%). It also increased its lead over "Face The Nation" in all ratings categories week-to-week. The NBC program was up versus its 2Q’10-to-date average in rating W/A18-49 (+20%/+20%) and rating W25-54 (+14%). Compared to last season, "Meet the Press" has widened its lead over both "Face The Nation" and "This Week" in rating A18-49.
Season-to-date, "Meet the Press" now leads second-place "Face The Nation" by +18% in total viewers and +18% in A25-54 (000).
Last week's guests were Kenneth Feinberg, Independent Administrator for the BP Oil Spill Victim Compensation Fund; Governor Haley Barbour (R) of Mississippi; Senator Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana; Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) of the Energy and Commerce Committee; former President of Shell Oil Company and author of "Why We Hate the Oil Companies," John Hofmeister; and Katty Kay of the BBC.
On its digital platforms, "Meet the Press" generated more than 163,000 online video streams from June 20 through June 24. The "Meet the Press" video podcast (available at www.mtp.msnbc.com) remains the top ranked network Sunday Morning program podcast on iTunes.
David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer is the executive producer and Rebecca Samuels and Christopher Donovan are the producers.