“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” continues to close the gaps with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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March 12th, 2009

via ABC press release:

“THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO CLOSE TOTAL VIEWING

AND A25-54 GAPS WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

 

“THIS WEEK” CUTS INTO “MEET’S” TOTAL VIEWING LEAD BY 55%

VS. SAME WEEK LAST YEAR AND BY 43% YEAR TO DATE

 

“THIS WEEK” BEATS “FACE THE NATION”

AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54

 

According to Nielsen Media Research, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” continues to close the gaps with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  For Sunday, March 8, “This Week” posted 3.37 million Total Viewers to place second to “Meet’s’ 3.95 viewers, a difference of only 580,000.  Among Adults 25-54, “This Week” posted 1.14 million. Versus the same week last year, “This Week” cut the total viewing gap with NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 55% (700,000) and among Adults 25-54 by 28% (120,000). Year to date “This Week” has closed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 43% and by 20% in the demo.

 

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” was the only Sunday discussion program to grow in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 and experienced the highest year-to-year growth of the four shows, +16% in Total Viewers and +9% in Adults 25-54.  In comparison, “Meet” was down 6% in Total Viewers and down 2% in the demo, while “Face the Nation” gained 3% in Total Viewers and declined 10% in Adults 25-54.

 

Season-to-date “This Week” continues to rank second with an average of 3.39 million Total Viewers, a growth of 21% compared to 2008.  First Quarter-to-date, “This Week” is up 15% with 3.44 million viewers vs. 1Q 2008, while “Meet” is down 4% (4.22 million).

 

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 March 2, 2009)

                           TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              3,370,000         1,140,000/ .9

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         3,950,000         1,450,000/1.2

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,990,000         1,030,000/ .8

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,320,000           520,000/ .4

Source: NTI 

 
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