"THIS WEEK" POSTS HIGHEST TOTAL VIEWER DELIVERY IN OVER 7 YEARS

Categories: Morning News TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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November 13th, 2008

via ABC press release:

 

"THIS WEEK" BEATS "FACE THE NATION" AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54~LARGEST A25-54 LEAD OVER CBS IN 8 YEARS

"THIS WEEK" GROWS 49% AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS VS. LAST YEAR ~THE MOST OF THE SUNDAY DISCUSSION PROGRAMS 

For Sunday, November 9, 2008ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" posted 3.98 million, the program's highest Total Viewer delivery in over seven years (since September 16, 2001) according to Nielsen Media Research. 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 2, 2003). 

"This Week" outperformed CBS' "Face the Nation" among Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers - the fifth week in a row in Total Viewers.  Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was a guest on both programs. "This Week" posted its largest A25-54 advantage over "Face" (460,000) in 8 years and the largest total viewing advantage over CBS (820,000) in 7 years (since December 23, 2001).   

"This Week" continues to grow among both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. "This Week" grew 49% among Total Viewers -- the most among the Sunday discussion programs -- and 47% among Adults 25-54. "This Week" also grew season to date; 35% among total viewers and 34% among Adults 25-54. Week to week, "This Week" grew 11% among Total Viewers and 7% among Adults 25-54. 

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 November 3, 2008)

                           TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC "THIS WEEK"              3,980,000         1,470,000/ 1.2

CBS "FACE THE NATION"        3,160,000         1,010,000/ .8

NBC "MEET THE PRESS"         4,490,000         1,650,000/1.3

FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY"        1,450,000           460,000/ .4

Source: NTI

 
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