Ratings report for ABC News' 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos"

Categories: Morning News TV Ratings,New TV Technology

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January 15th, 2009

via ABC press release:

January 15, 2009

For Sunday, January 11, 2009

"THIS WEEK" IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS

-- OUTPERFORMS "MEET THE PRESS" FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1999

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

AND GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS' HIGHEST DELIVERY AS ANCHOR

For Sunday, January 11, 2009 ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" was in first place with 4.34 million Total Viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Featuring an exclusive interview with President-elect Barack Obama, this marks ABC's first total viewing win (among full coverage shows only) over NBC's "Meet the Press" in nearly a decade (since June 27, 1999.) Sunday's delivery was also the program's highest in more than seven years (since September 16, 2001) and anchor George Stephanopoulos' highest total delivery since he began anchoring the program in September, 2002. In addition, "This Week" posted its highest A25-54 demo delivery (1.40 million) since November 9, 2008.

While "This Week" outperformed "Meet" by 40,000 viewers, its total viewing lead over CBS' "Face the Nation" (1.33 million) was the largest since June 27, 1999 as well.

Compared to the same week one year ago, "This Week" grew 57% among Total Viewers and 30% in Adults 25-54. "Meet the Press" in comparison declined 9% in Total Viewers and 17% in the demo, while "Face" grew 8% in viewers and dropped 6% in Adults 25-54.

Season-to-date "This Week" remains in 2nd place with 3.41 million viewers, a growth of 27% compared to the same time frame last year.

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 January 5, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC "THIS WEEK" 4,340,000 1,400,000/ 1.1

CBS "FACE THE NATION" 3,010,000 1,030,000/ .8

NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 4,300,000 1,490,000/1.2

FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 1,820,000 630,000/ .5

Source: NTI

 
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