06/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Meet The Press" Tribute Draws Huge Ratings

Roughly six million people tuned in to Meet The Press this past Sunday, making it one of the highest-rated episodes in the show's history.

Meet The Press, which has held the top spot among Sunday morning talk shows for the past six and a half years, typically attracts around four million viewers. In the wake of September 11th, it drew almost 9 million.

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw hosted the show, which was devoted to late Tim Russert, who died Friday of a sudden heart attack. Brokaw left the moderator's chair empty, and sat in an armchair, surrounded by colleagues and commentators who weighed in warmly on Russert's legacy.

You can read more about the hour-long tribute here.

Speculation continues as to who NBC will tap as Russert's replacement.