'

Ratings Report for ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” For Sunday, January 18, 2009

Categories: '

Written By

January 23rd, 2009

via ABC press release:

January 23, 2009

Ratings Report for ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" For Sunday, January 18, 2009

"THIS WEEK" CUTS TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH "MEET THE PRESS"

BY 50% AND THE DEMO GAP BY 69% VS. LAST YEAR

"THIS WEEK" GROWS BY DOUBLE DIGITS AMONG WOMEN VIEWERS

- CUTS W25-54 GAP WITH "MEET" BY 85% AND W18-49 GAP BY 95%

According to Nielsen Media Research, for Sunday, January 18, 2009, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" posted 3.64 million Total Viewers, cutting the total viewing gap (810,000) with NBC's "Meet the Press" by 50% versus the same week last year. "This Week" also cut the Adults 25-54 demo gap (160,000) with "Meet" by 69%. Compared to the same week last year, "This Week" grew in both Total Viewers (+22%) and the demo (+9%), while "Meet" declined 3% in viewers and 14% in Adults 25-54.

Season-to-date and at #2, "This Week" grew 27% among Total Viewers compared to the same time period last year, and is up 21% in the demo.

Among women viewers, "This Week" has experienced remarkable growth and has significantly closed the gaps with "Meet the Press" since last year. Among Women 25-54, "This Week" posted 700,000 to "Meet's" 740,000 - a near tie and a growth of 23% for ABC and a decline of 11% for NBC vs. the same week last year. Among Women 18-49, "This Week" grew 31%, while "Meet" dropped 10% compared to last year. "This Week" also closed the W18-49 gap with "Meet," by a whopping 95% vs. last year. In 2008 the W18-49 gap between the two shows was 220,000, and last Sunday it was only 10,000.

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 12, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC "THIS WEEK"              3,640,000         1,310,000/ 1.1

CBS "FACE THE NATION"        3,180,000         1,150,000/ .9

NBC "MEET THE PRESS"         4,450,000         1,470,000/1.2

FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY"        1,450,000           500,000/ .4

Source: NTI

 
© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures