Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wasn’t shy about making the rounds on the Sunday talk show circuit in 2015– racking up nine appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox’s Sunday morning shows.
From January to October, Jindal, who struggled to gain traction in national polls on the Republican field, managed to rack up an average of about one appearance a month — even as his popularity sagged in Louisiana.
Noting that such appearances “confer a certain status inside the Beltway,” USA Today has logged all the Sunday show guests for 2015.
Of the (at least one-time) Republican presidential candidates, Jindal was tied for the 11th most appearances, along with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is still in the running.
Trump had the most appearances at 36 followed by Dr. Ben Carson, who had 28. You can look through the full data via USA Today.
Jindal started off the year with an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” in January 2015 — months before he would formally launch his presidential campaign. Jindal dropped his campaign for president in November. His final Sunday show appearance of the year was again on “This Week” in October. In between, Jindal also had two appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” one showing on “Fox News Sunday” and two appearances on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
According to USA Today’s analysis, Jindal took part on the Sunday show circuit more often than U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (6), a Republican who has been building momentum in the race, and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton (5).
Here are all of Jindal’s Sunday show appearances in 2015, as tracked by USA Today: