DRUDGEÃ‚® reports that Meet the Press is just spanking the competition:
According to Nielsen Media Research data, “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” easily dominated the Sunday morning public affairs competition in all categories for the second quarter 2003.
For the quarter, “Meet the Press” was the nation’s most-watched political discussion program, averaging 4.011 million viewers.
In second place CBS’s “Face the Nation” attracted 2.491 million viewers, and ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” followed with 2.300 million. FOX’s “News Sunday” averaged 1.580 million.
The Russert-moderated broadcast has now placed first in total viewers for 23 consecutive quarters, which represents the program’s best showing since at least 1980 (as far back as NBC News research records go).
That’s just amazing, especially since Fox has a pretty good program with an all-star discussion panel.