Ratings Report for ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" for April 12

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April 16th, 2009

via ABC press release:

For Sunday, April 12, 2009

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

FOR THE 11TH STRAIGHT WEEK

"THIS WEEK" CUTS TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH "MEET" BY 74%

AND DEMO GAP BY 71% VS. LAST YEAR

For the 11th consecutive week, "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" closed the total viewing gap with NBC's "Meet the Press" according to Nielsen Media Research.  With only 360,000 viewers separating the two shows on Sunday April 12, "This Week" closed the total viewing gap with "Meet" by 74% (360,000 vs. 1,410,000 in 2008) versus the same weeks last year.  While "This Week" grew year to year (+9%), "Meet" declined (-20%) year to year as well as week to week for the third straight week. Among Adults 25-54, "This Week" closed the gap with "Meet" by 71% (140,000 vs. 480,000 in 2008).

"This Week" continues to close the gap with "Meet" year to date as well.  For 2009 so far, "This Week" has cut the total viewing gap with "Meet" by 43% (770,000 in 2009 vs. 1,340,000 in 2008).

Season-to-date, "This Week" continues to dominate the second-place position, with an average of 3.35 million Total Viewers, a growth of 20% compared to 2008.

The Sunday discussion programs were coded as specials due to the Easter holiday, and the ratings will not be included in the average.  In addition, six ABC stations broadcast "This Week" out of pattern last Sunday due to NBA Basketball.

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 April 6, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC "THIS WEEK"              2,850,000           950,000/.8

NBC "MEET THE PRESS"         3,210,000         1,090,000/.9

CBS "FACE THE NATION"        2,750,000         1,100,000/.9

FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY"        1,200,000           440,000/.4

 
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