NBC News’ ‘Meet the Press’ Wins Every Ratings Category Across the Board This Quarter

Chuck Todd on Meet the Press

NBC News’ “Meet the Press” gained the quarter in scores for Sunday broadcast information reveals, in response to Nielsen Media Research scores.

Overall in Q2, “Meet the Press” averaged 3,814,000 whole viewers, beating CBS News’ “CBS Sunday Morning” by 64,000 and ABC News’ “This Week” by 605,000. That gave “MTP” its tenth consecutive quarter win amongst whole viewers and finest whole viewers benefit over ABC in over a 12 months, for the reason that first quarter of 2019.

Versus 2019’s second quarter, “MTP” grew 24% amongst whole viewers. CBS News and ABC News grew extra, up 34% and 25%, respectively.

The Chuck Todd-helmed Sunday present additionally gained within the advertiser-coveted age demographics of 25 to 54 and 18 to 49.

“Meet the Press” pulled in a mean of 901,000 viewers from 25 to 54 whereas CBS News noticed 765,000 and ABC News secured 721,000. This marks the 18th consecutive quarter “MTP” gained that age demo. 

As for 18-to-49-year-olds, “MTP” introduced in a mean of 600,000. CBS News noticed a mean of 504,000 in that demo whereas ABC News introduced in a mean of 473,000. With these 600,000 common viewers within the demo, NBC News notched a 19th consecutive quarter win.

For the month of June alone, “MTP” averaged 3,288,000 whole viewers. CBS News averaged 3,246,000 and ABC News averaged 2,869,000. It was the second consecutive month-to-month win for the present.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, even the Hollywood neighborhood has been affected. From actors to executives, here’s a checklist of confirmed celeb coronavirus instances.

Tom Hanks and spouse Rita Wilson introduced they each examined constructive for the coronavirus in Australia whereas filming their Elvis Presley biopic. The couple remoted themselves and are holding their spirits up, sharing their expertise on Instagram.

Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko posted on Instagram Sunday that she was self-quarantining after testing constructive for the coronavirus. She appeared in “Quantum of Solace” reverse Daniel Craig in 2008 and within the sci-fi film “Oblivion.”

Idris Elba posted a video on Twitter Monday saying that he examined constructive for the coronavirus. The British actor mentioned he’s asymptomatic and encourages folks to remain pragmatic.

Lucian Grainge, longtime chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, examined constructive for the coronavirus and has been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. On April 6, he despatched a memo to employees saying he was going to make a full restoration. 

Kristofer Hivju posted on Instagram Monday that he examined constructive for the coronavirus. The “Game of Thrones” alum is about to star on season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher.” 

Rachel Matthews, the voice of Honeymaren in “Frozen II” and an actress identified for “Looking for Alaska” and “Happy Death Day 2 You,” mentioned in a sequence of posts on her Instagram story (through Page Six) that she examined constructive for the coronavirus. Matthews described her signs over the course of per week in her posts and added that she discovered checks for the virus “INSANELY exhausting to return by.” 


Kevin Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and presently a participant for the Brooklyn Nets, was one among 4 gamers who examined constructive for the coronavirus, in response to The Athletic. “Everyone watch out, maintain your self and quarantine. We’re going to get by this,” he instructed The Athletic.

Actor Daniel Dae Kim introduced on Instagram Thursday that he has examined constructive for the coronavirus. “For all these on the market, particularly youngsters and millennials who assume this isn’t severe, please know that it’s,” the previous “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0” star pleaded. He has since recovered from the virus.

Prince Albert of Monaco is the primary identified head of state to contract the coronavirus.

Sean Payton instructed ESPN he examined constructive for the coronavirus. He is the primary confirmed case within the NFL

Colton Underwood, former star of “The Bachelor,” revealed in a Twitter video that regardless of being 28-years-old and wholesome, he nonetheless examined constructive for the coronavirus.  

Andy Cohen, host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, introduced he examined constructive on March 20.

Actress Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “Younger”) introduced on March 21 that she had examined constructive for COVID-19. “Today my lungs are heavy, however I’m powerful,” she wrote. “I can breath, and I’m going to heal right here, in my own residence! My household is below quarantine for 14 days.”

Opera legend Placido Domingo introduced on March 22 that he examined constructive for COVID-19. “Together we are able to struggle this virus and cease the present worldwide disaster, so we are able to hopefully return to our regular each day lives very quickly,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Les Miserables” actor Aaron Tveit introduced he examined constructive for the virus in a prolonged Instagram publish. “I think about myself extraordinarily fortunate that my signs have been very gentle,” he wrote.

Sen. Rand Paul grew to become the primary U.S. senator to check constructive for the virus Sunday.

Harvey Weinstein has examined constructive for the virus in jail, in response to a report from the Niagara Gazette.

“Game of Thrones” actress Indira Varma revealed she was sick with the virus final week.

Daytime Emmy Award winner Greg Rikaart (“The Young and the Restless”) introduced on Instagram that he examined constructive for the coronavirus. “Nice attempt coronavirus, however I’ve one other 4-5 many years price of experiences to have with these guys,” he wrote, referring to his husband and son.

Playwright Terrence McNally died of coronavirus-related problems on March 24.

Houston rapper Slim Thug mentioned in an Instagram video posted on March 24 that he examined constructive for coronavirus.

Prince Charles, the primary in line to the British throne, has examined constructive for the novel coronavirus however stays in “good well being,” his workplace introduced on Wednesday.

Jackson Browne, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, additionally introduced that he has examined constructive for the coronavirus. He is recuperating in his Los Angeles dwelling.

In a memo to employees Thursday, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed he had examined constructive for the coronavirus and “enhancing day by day.”

Chef Floyd Cardoz died of coronavirus problems on March 25. He gained the third season of “Top Chef Masters” and appeared in quite a few different cooking packages. He was 59.

Mark Blum, who starred in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “You,” died of coronavirus problems on March 26. He was 69.

ESPN NBA analyst and reporter Doris Burke revealed Friday she examined constructive for the coronavirus, and that it took eight days for her to get her outcomes. Fortunately, she has been symptom-free.

Chuck Billy, frontman for the thrash-metal band Testament, instructed Rolling Stone, “I had an achy physique, complications, coughing, tight chest, I misplaced my sense of odor and style — the entire thing.” Just a few days later, he and his spouse Tiffany realized they’d the coronavirus.

Houston rapper Scarface revealed in a livestream with Geto Boys’ bandmate Willie D. that he examined constructive for COVID-19 after having signs that started with the shortage of style and odor.

Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter finest identified for his work with the rock band Fountains of Wayne and the TV present “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has been hospitalized with coronavirus signs. Sadly, the 52-year-old rocker died on April 1.

Chris Cuomo introduced on March 31 he examined constructive for the coronavirus. The anchor has been internet hosting the present from his basement. Cuomo additionally revealed shortly after his personal prognosis that his spouse too examined constructive.

Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe introduced March 31 he examined constructive for the coronavirus. The brother of John McEnroe says he quarantined himself in his basement and is “feeling tremendous.”

Eddie Large, one-half of the comedy duo Little and Large, contracting coronavirus whereas hospitalized for coronary heart failure. Sadly, he died on April 2 at age 78.

Jim Edmonds, MLB participant turned “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, mentioned he examined constructive for each pneumonia and the coronavirus however is “fully symptom-free” now.

Actress Ali Wentworth, who’s married to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, revealed on Instagram she examined constructive for the coronavirus and “has by no means been sicker.” She is quarantined from her household.

Tony-award profitable actor Brian Stokes Mitchell tweeted he examined constructive for the coronavirus and was self-isolating. He added he was feeling higher and “over the hump.” 

“Love Song” singer and Broadway star of the musical “Waitress” Sara Bareilles revealed she had examined constructive for the virus and is already feeling higher, she mentioned in an Instagram story Friday.

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin examined constructive for coronavirus regardless of working towards social distancing. “I’m okay,” she posted on Instagram. “It got here on out of the blue yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever. I’ve been social distancing. Doing ALL the issues we’re being instructed to do. Still — it acquired me.”

Christopher Cross, the singer-songwriter finest identified for “Sailing,” introduced he examined constructive for cornonavirus in a prolonged Instagram publish. “Although I’m lucky sufficient to be cared for at dwelling, that is presumably the worst sickness I’ve ever had,” he wrote.

The pop singer Pink revealed on Twitter that she examined constructive for coronavirus however mentioned that after two weeks of self-isolating, she then examined unfavourable for COVID-19 and had recovered. Pink then agreed to donate $1 million break up amongst two totally different disaster aid funds.

The singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull, who got here to fame as a part of the 1960s British Invasion along with her single “As Tears Go By,” was hospitalized in London after testing constructive for the coronavirus, her reps instructed Rolling Stone. On April 22, Faithfull’s staff revealed that after being hospitalized for the previous 22 days, she was launched from the hospital to recuperate in London. Her staff additionally added that the hospital employees from the British NHS “no doubt, saved her life.”

Duran Duran singer John Taylor introduced on Facebook that he had examined constructive for coronavirus — and absolutely recovered. “I need to let you realize that it is not all the time a killer, and we are able to and can beat this factor,” he wrote.

Reality TV star Todd Chrisley (“Chrisley Knows Best”) revealed he examined constructive for the coronavirus on his podcast. “It has been the sickest I’ve ever been on this earth,” he mentioned. “Hopefully, I’ll get higher day by day, however as of proper now, of us, I nonetheless am not clicking on all cylinders.”

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jennifer Aydin revealed she examined constructive for the coronavirus after asking her husband — a plastic surgeon — to carry dwelling a check. The actuality TV star has been quarantining herself away from her 5 kids.

“Fox & Friends” weekend host Jedidiah Bila mentioned on Instagram that she has been recovering from her coronavirus prognosis whereas absent from the air. The former “View” host mentioned she’s “very a lot on the mend.”

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds instructed his Instagram followers on April 10, which can also be his birthday, that he and his household examined constructive for COVID-19 however have since recovered. “It’s an extremely scaring factor to undergo my pals,” he wrote.

Country music singer Sturgill Simpson posted a photograph on Instagram On April 11 of him mendacity on a hospital mattress, carrying a face masks. “After nearly one month with none signs, I obtained a name from the Nashville CDC stating that my check resulted in a constructive detection for Covid-19,” he wrote.

“Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos introduced he examined constructive for the coronavirus only a few days after his spouse, Ali Wentworth, revealed her prognosis. Fortunately, the television host says he has been asymptomatic and is “feeling nice.”

Wreckless Eric, the ’70s pop rock star and singer of the observe “Whole Wide World,” revealed in a weblog publish on April 19 that he examined constructive for coronavirus after weeks of experiencing signs however being unable to obtain a check. “I haven’t truly been very properly up to now three or 4 weeks – chest and rib pains, cough, low stage fever, intermittent complications – I used to be fairly certain it should be the virus although I used to be instructed the one manner I might get affirmation of this was by presenting myself on the emergency room, loss of life’s door, sick to the purpose of dying, able to be hospitalised…No f—ing thanks.” Wreckless Eric, actual title Eric Goulden, revealed that although he examined constructive his spouse didn’t.

CNN International anchor Richard Quest revealed through Twitter on April 20 that he “caught coronavirus. I’m blessed in that I’ve few signs – only a cough.”

Broadway star Danny Burstein mentioned in a video interview with “CBS This Morning” on April 21 that he had simply been launched from the hospital after a five-day keep. He instructed the morning present that he’ll “completely” return to the stage as soon as he’s wholesome and theaters reopen.

NFL Draft and College Football Analyst Todd McShay revealed on the day of the 2020 NFL Draft that he wouldn’t have the ability to work the gig this 12 months as a result of he’s “dwelling recovering from coronavirus.” “I’ll be again,” he promised — simply not in time for this 12 months’s festivities.

“60 Minutes” host Lesley Stahl revealed on-air on May Three that she had been identified with the coronavirus and had made a full restoration after being hospitalized. In tribute to the medical doctors and nurses, she mentioned, “We all owe them our gratitude, our admiration and, in some instances, our lives.”

Legendary Auburn soccer coach Pat Dye is “very weak” after combating COVID-19 and different medical situations, TMZ reported on May 21. Sadly, he died June 1.

Former New York Knicks star and present Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing introduced on May 22 that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus. He mentioned on Twitter, “This virus is severe and shouldn’t be taken calmly. I need to encourage everybody to remain protected and maintain yourselves and your family members.”

Neera Tanden, who the president of the liberal assume tank Center for American Progress and a frequent visitor on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, introduced on Twitter on May 23 that she has the coronavirus. “I solely went out for requirements and wore masks,” she wrote. “This is clearly a really transmissible virus. People have to take plenty of care and the thought we are able to simply reopen may be very scary.”

Andrea Bocelli revealed in a Facebook publish that he and members of his household had examined constructive for COVID-19. He added that they’d a “swift and full restoration” and that he later donated blood to coronavirus analysis.

Longtime “Days of Our Lives” star Judi Evans was hospitalized with COVID-19 in May and almost misplaced each of her legs, in response to a Facebook publish from her consultant.

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was revealed to have examined constructive, his agent instructed NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport.

Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone mentioned that he contracted coronavirus however that recovered after he “kicked its butt.”

On June 20, comic D.L. Hughley mentioned he examined constructive for COVID-19 when he was hospitalized in Nashville after collapsing on stage throughout a stand-up efficiency the evening earlier than. “In addition to all the opposite stuff it’s important to look out for, in case your ass cross out in the midst of a present, onstage, you in all probability have to get examined,” he mentioned.

Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 tennis participant, introduced he examined constructive for coronavirus June 23 after organizing and enjoying within the Adria Cup event earlier this month with no social distancing tips.

NBA participant Malcolm Brogdon introduced on June 24 that he lately examined constructive for coronavirus and was in quarantine. He mentioned he’s “feeling properly” and plans to rejoin his Pacers teammates when recovered. Brogdon has been vocal following the loss of life of George Floyd and took part in protests.

Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and Prince Charles have all come down with COVID-19

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, even the Hollywood neighborhood has been affected. From actors to executives, here’s a checklist of confirmed celeb coronavirus instances.

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