“THIS WEEK” BEATS “FACE THE NATION” FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE 4th QUARTER AMONG BOTH TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

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January 2nd, 2009

via press release:

Ratings Report for ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”

For 4th Quarter 2008

 ~ MARKING 5th QUARTER IN A ROW OUTPERFORMING “FACE”

“THIS WEEK” POSTS BEST 4th QUARTER TOTAL VIEWER

AND DEMO DELIVERY IN 7 YEARS

 

“THIS WEEK” GROWS DOUBLE-DIGITS AMONG

TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54 VS. 4Q 2007

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” beat CBS’ “Face the Nation” among both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic for the second consecutive 4th quarter, according to Nielsen Media Research. This is “This Week’s” best 4th quarter Total Viewer and demo delivery in seven years (since 4th quarter 2001). It also marks the fifth consecutive quarter “This Week” has outperformed “Face the Nation.”

 

“This Week” also grew double digits compared to 4th quarter 2007.  Among Total Viewers, “This Week” increased 26% and among Adults 25-54, the program increased 24%. “This Week” beat “Face” by 200,000 Total Viewers and 40,000 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.

 

(Fourth Quarter, 2008)

                           TOTAL VIEWERS     A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              3,350,000       1,180,000/ 1.0

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        3,150,000       1,140,000/ .9

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         4,630,000       1,650,000/ 1.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,500,000         590,000/ .5

 

Source: NTI 

 
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