Matthews is top talking head

In the battle of the weekend public-affairs programs in the hometown of the
talking heads, the winner was Chris Matthews ... and syndication.

NBC Enterprises' syndicated Chris Matthews Show hit a season high
6.3/16 on WRC-TV Washington, D.C., last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

It was tops in its Sunday 10 p.m. time period, beating network shows Face
the Nation
, Fox News Sunday and This Week.

Nationally, the freshman show, produced by NBC News, has doubled its
household rating to a 2.0 since its premiere.