Rush Limbaugh's 30-minute screed against President Obama on "Fox News Sunday" delivered host Chris Wallace a huge ratings boost.
On FOX broadcast, the show averaged 1.542 million total viewers (up 41.7% over the previous week), and 601,000 viewers in the Adults 25-54 demographic. In its FOX News repeats (2PM and 6PM), the show drew even more, picking up an additional 2.350 million total viewers and 579,000 A25-54 viewers. Combined, those 3.892 million total viewers represent Chris Wallace's biggest combined audience of 2009.
NBC's "Meet the Press" won the week with 3.145 million total viewers. ABC's "This Week" averaged 2.745 million total viewers for second place, while CBS' "Face the Nation" averaged 2.516 million total viewers for third place.