MEET THE PRESS, NBC
"Meet the Press" was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs hour on March 3, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The NBC broadcast drew 3.472 million viewers, topping This Week by +626,000, The Face the Nation hour by +990,000, and FOX News Sunday by +2,203,000. This marks MTP's best viewer delivery since December 30, 2012, and best demo rating since January 27, 2013.
MTP delivered an additional 1,365,000 total viewers and 508,000 A25-54 viewers with rebroadcasts - 359,000 total viewers and 179,000 viewers A25-54 on the network, and 1,006,000 total viewers and 329,000 viewers A25-54 on MSNBC.
In Washington, DC, MTP averaged 77,000 total viewers (3.1/8 HH), +54% ahead of FOX News Sunday's 50,000 (1.7/4), +133% ahead of The Face the Nation hour's 33,000 (1.5/4), and +175% more than This Week's 28,000 viewers (0.9/2).
MTP averaged 3.472 million total viewers, +22% (+626,000) ahead of This Week's 2.846 million, +40% (+990,000) ahead of The Face the Nation hour's 2.482 million, and +174% (+2,203,000) ahead of FOX News Sunday's 1.269 million.
In homes, MTP delivered a 2.6 rating and 7 share, ahead of This Week's 2.1/6, The Face the Nation hour's 1.8/6, and FOX News Sunday's 1.0/3.
In rating A25-54, MTP delivered a 0.8 rating, +1 tenth more than This Week, +3 tenths more than The Face the Nation hour, and +4 tenths more than FOX News Sunday.
MTP averaged 982,000 A25-54 viewers, +15% (+128,000) ahead of This Week, +53% (+340,000) ahead of The Face the Nation hour and +120% (+535,000) ahead of FOX News Sunday.
Versus the same telecast last season, MTP was up in total viewers (+8%, or +252,000) and +13% (+1 tenth) in rating Men 25-54.
Compared to its 1Q'13-to-date average, MTP was up +13% (+400,000) in total viewers, +20% (+1 tenth) in rating Men 18-49, and +13% (+1 tenth) in rating Men 25-54.
Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press" featured an exclusive interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); an interview with National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; and a roundtable discussion with Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com Joy Reid, NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, and NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw.
David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer Martin is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, and Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.