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THE SUNDAY BEFORE INAUGURATION, MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD WINS AGAIN

Only Sunday Show To Deliver More Than 4 Million Total Viewers

#1 Across The Board Three Weeks In a Row

Tops Competition By Double Digits In The Key Demo

Jan. 20, 2021Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the most-watched Sunday show across the board for the third straight Sunday of 2021, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.); Mayor of the District of Columbia Muriel Bowser (D); and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

MTP was the only Sunday show to deliver more than 4 million total viewers and averaged 4.098 million viewers, topping ABC’s This Week by +14 percent (+501,000) and CBS’s Face the Nation by seven percent (+260,000). Compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP was up +23 percent (+769,000).

MTP was also #1 in the demo most valued by news advertisers and topped both ABC and CBS by double digits. MTP averaged 991,000 A25-54 viewers: +26 percent (+207,000) more than ABC and +32 percent (+243,000) more than CBS. Compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP grew the most and was up +31 percent (+237,000).

An additional 222,000 total viewers and 41,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through a rebroadcast on NBC.

MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, more than doubling the competition across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers in almost six years (since March 22, 2015).

Tune in to MSNBC’s MTP Daily weekdays at 1 p.m. ET for more from moderator Chuck Todd, and follow the broadcast on Facebook and on Twitter for the latest.

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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2021

Show Name Net Duration (minutes) Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
MEET THE PRESS NBC 52 4,098 991
FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR CBS 30 3,838 749
FACE THE NATION HOUR CBS 60 3,395 638
THIS WEEK ABC 42 3,598 784
FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX 60 1,409 349

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NBC News
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NBC News
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