'This Week' Gets Lowest Ratings Since 2006, 'Meet The Press' Tops
Christiane Amanpour can't come soon enough to ABC's "This Week."
The Sunday morning program, temporarily hosted by Jake Tapper, saw its lowest total viewer numbers since July 2006.
Sunday's program, during which Tapper hosted Attorney General Eric Holder and Rudy Giuliani, drew just 2.024 million total viewers for its lowest total viewer delivery since July 2, 2006.
Amanpour left CNN last month and will take over "This Week" in August.
NBC's "Meet the Press" was tops; the David Gregory-moderated program drew 3.084 million total viewers. CBS' "Face the Nation" drew 2.549 million total viewers, while Fox's "Fox News Sunday" drew 1.105 million total viewers.
An ABC News insider attributed the low numbers to a mix of Mother's Day and NBC's big "SNL" episode the night before, during which Betty White delivered that program's best ratings since 2008. The insider also noted that Tapper's interviews with Holder and Giuliani were newsmakers and drove the political agenda on Sunday.
That said, "Meet the Press" is extending its lead over "This Week" — year-to-date, the NBC program has widened its lead over ABC from 22% to 34% in total viewers.