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'Meet the Press' sweeps TV's November Sweeps, but...

November 30, 2009 |  4:48 pm


November Sweeps, that time of the year when TV networks get in a career-making/career-sinking tizzy over ratings, didn't cause any drastic changes in the Sunday talk show arena. Maybe because the guests were a bit of a snooze.

NBC's "Meet the Press" came out on top on Sunday, Nov. 24, grabbing 3.05 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The race continues to stay competitive, as we've noted in the past. ABC's "This Week" had 2.77 million viewers followed by CBS' "Face the Nation" with 2.60 million.

"Fox News Sunday" seems to be slowly gaining momentum, with a now-consistent reach of more than a million people tuning in on Sunday mornings. Thank you, David Axelrod. Would you please denounce Fox News some more?

When you factor in reruns, however, the numbers get even more interesting. The NBC show still holds onto the crown when you add a repeat on cable MSNBC. Then, in second place now is the Fox show with Chris Wallace. Combined, more people watch that show's reruns than its original airing.

The other two programs don't offer repeat showings.

-- Mark Milian

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