Sunday Morning News Ratings, September 14, ABC Spin

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September 19th, 2008

 

"THIS WEEK" POSTS HIGHEST TOTAL VIEWER DELIVERY IN OVER 6 YEARS -- GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS' HIGHEST DELIVERY AS ANCHOR 

"THIS WEEK" BEATS "FACE THE NATION" IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54 FOR THIRD WEEK IN A ROW 

"THIS WEEK" GROWS THE MOST OF SUNDAY DISCUSSION PROGRAMS  VS. LAST YEAR -- 92% IN A25-54 AND 57% IN TOTAL VIEWERS 

"THIS WEEK" CLOSES THE A25-54 GAP WITH NBC'S "MEET THE PRESS" BY 69% VERSUS LAST YEAR

According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, September 14, 2008, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" posted 3.60 million, the program's highest Total Viewer delivery in over six years (since February 3, 2002). This marks George Stephanopoulos' highest total delivery since he began anchoring the program. In addition, "This Week" posted its highest A25-54 demo delivery in over 5 years (since March 30, 2003). This also marks the sixth week in a row "This Week" grew in Total Viewers. 
For the third consecutive week, "This Week" outperformed CBS' "Face the Nation" among Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. This is the 33rd time this season "This Week" beat "Face" among Total Viewers. It also marks the 23rd time (plus three ties) "This Week" has placed second among Adults 25-54. 

In addition, "This Week" has cut the A25-54 and total viewing gaps with NBC's "Meet the Press" for three straight weeks. "This Week" slashed the A25-54 gap (50,000) with "Meet the Press" to the smallest margin in almost eight years (since October 22, 2000) and the total viewing gap (430,000) to the smallest since December 9, 2007. Versus the same week last year, "This Week's" A25-54 demo gap with "Meet the Press" was 69% smaller, while its total viewing gap was 38% smaller. 

"This Week" also continues to grow among both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. Compared to last year, "This Week" grew the most among the Sunday discussion programs, a significant 92% in the key Adults 25-54 demographic and 57% among Total Viewers. "This Week" also increased compared to the previous week; 10% in Total Viewers and 32% among Adults 25-54. Finally, "This Week" grew season to date; 5% among total viewers and 8% among Adults 25-54. 

*Last Sunday, "This Week's" EXCLUSIVE headliners were Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. 

George Stephanopoulos is the anchor of "This Week." The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network. 

(Week of September 8, 2008) 

                           TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg


ABC "THIS WEEK"              3,600,000         1,460,000/ 1.2


CBS "FACE THE NATION"        3,380,000         1,330,000/ 1.1


NBC "MEET THE PRESS"         4,030,000         1,510,000/1.2


FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY"        1,530,000           700,000/ .6



Source: NTI

 

Via ABC Press Release.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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