Ratings Report for ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" For Sunday, May 24, 2009

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May 29th, 2009

via ABC press release:

Ratings Report for ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"
For Sunday, May 24, 2009
FOR THE 17TH STRAIGHT WEEK "THIS WEEK" CLOSES
TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH "MEET THE PRESS"

"THIS WEEK" CUTS TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH "MEET" BY 59%
AND DEMO GAP BY 58% VS. LAST YEAR

For the 17th consecutive week, "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" cut into NBC's "Meet the Press'" total viewing lead, according to Nielsen Media Research. On Sunday, May 24, "This Week" closed the total viewing gap with "Meet" by 59% (570,000 in 2009 vs. 1,400,000 in 2008) versus the same weeks last year. In the Adults 25-54 demographic, ABC closed the gap with NBC by 58% (220,000 in 2009 vs. 520,000 in 2008).

"This Week" also continues to experience growth year to year. Last Sunday the program grew (+8%) among Total Viewers vs. the same week last year, while "Meet" declined (-18%).

Season to date "This Week" continues to dominate the second-place position among Total Viewers and A25-54 and to experience the most growth among Total Viewers compared to the other Sunday shows versus last year. Averaging 3.23 million Total Viewers, the ABC show versus last year is up 17% and +10% in the demo with 1.11 million Adults 25-54.

Year to date "This Week" continues to cut the total viewing and demo gaps with "Meet" as well. Among Total Viewers for 2009 so far, "This Week" has closed the gap with "Meet" by 50% (680,000 in 2009 vs. 1,360,000 in 2008) compared to last year. In Adults 25-54, the gap has been cut by 28% versus the same time period last year (310,000 in 2009 vs. 430,000 in 2008).

"This Week" was rescheduled in 7.71% of the country or 18 markets due to coverage of the Indianapolis 500 and 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 May 18, 2009)
TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg
ABC "THIS WEEK" 2,340,000 720,000/.6
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,910,000 940,000/.8
CBS "FACE THE NATION" 2,660,000 880,000/.7
FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 960,000 370,000/.3
Source: NTI

 
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