NBC’s Meet The Press delivered its best May sweep since 2012 in overall viewers and the news demo. It delivered 2.61 million overall viewers and 826,000 in the key age bracket. Still, it finished the sweep behind ABC’s This Week (2.63 million viewers, 881,000 in news demo) as well as CBS’ pack leader Face The Nation (3.24 million viewers, 891,000 news demo). MTP was, however, No. 1 with younger viewers, clocking 623,000 18- to 49-year-olds to Face The Nation’s 563,000 and This Week’s 584,000.
For the sweep, NBC’s Sunday Beltway show gained 11% in overall audience and 31% in the news demo. In the younger demo, it jumped 35% year-to-year. Last May, MTP was hosted by David Gregory (the network tossed him in August); Chuck Todd took over as host on September 7, 2014. Year-to-year, the show slashed the gap with This Week by 95% in total viewers and 59% in the news demo.