NBC News’ Meet the Press with Chuck Todd was the most-watched Sunday morning political and public affairs show throughout the past year.
According to the media site Adweek, the NBC news program averaged 3.66 million viewers for the season, besting second-place CBS’s Face the Nation at 3.62 million total viewers and third place ABC’s This Week at 3.23 million viewers. Fox News Sunday received 1.54 million viewers, while data for Univision’s Al Punto was unavailable.
“I’d like to think viewers believe we are producing a show that’s less stuffy, more approachable, more relevant and intelligent,” show host Chuck Todd said. “I also think the efforts we have made to expand our footprint beyond Sunday mornings — in the forms of a weekday MSNBC show, a podcast and a film festival this November — have helped create more urgency and relevancy to our Sunday morning edition.”
Meet the Press is the longest-running show in the history of television, celebrating its 70th anniversary in November with a documentary film festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute.