"THIS WEEK" BEATS "FACE THE NATION" IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54

Categories: Morning News TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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November 6th, 2008

via ABC press release:

 

"THIS WEEK" INCREASES SEASON TO DATE, WEEK TO WEEK, 
4th-QUARTER TO DATE, YTD AND COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" outperformed CBS' "Face the Nation" among Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic for Sunday, November 2, 2008, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Among Total Viewers, this is the 4th week in a row "This Week" beat "Face."  With 3.59 million Total Viewers, the program posted its largest total viewing advantage over CBS (710,000) in almost 7 years.  The program's A25-54 advantage over CBS was 270,000. "This Week" has outperformed "Face" 4 out of 6 weeks this season among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. 

"This Week" also continues to grow among both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. Compared to last year, "This Week" grew 22% among the key Adults 25-54 demographic and 19% among Total Viewers. "This Week" also increased compared to the previous week; 7% among Total Viewers and 23% among Adults 25-54.  Year-to-date the program is up 14% among Adults 25-54 and 11% among Total Viewers. Finally, "This Week" grew season to date; 33% among Total Viewers and 31% among Adults 25-54. 

*Last Sunday, "This Week's" headliners were David Axelrod from the Obama campaign and Rick Davis from the McCain campaign. The program also featured an expanded roundtable with Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and ABC News' Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd and George Will. 

George Stephanopoulos is the anchor of "This Week" and Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network. 

(Week of October 27, 2008)

                           TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC "THIS WEEK"              3,590,000         1,380,000/ 1.1

CBS "FACE THE NATION"        2,880,000         1,110,000/ .9

NBC "MEET THE PRESS"         4,660,000         1,690,000/1.4

FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY"        1,610,000           700,000/ .6
 
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