This Week Closes Total Viewing Gap With Meet The Press

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June 25th, 2009

via press release:

Ratings Report for ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”

For Sunday, June 21, 2009

FOR THE 20TH STRAIGHT WEEK, “THIS WEEK” CLOSES

TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

“THIS WEEK” CUTS TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH “MEET” BY 89%

AND DEMO GAP BY 84% VS. LAST YEAR

For the 20th consecutive week, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” cut into NBC’s “Meet the Press’” total viewing lead – this time by 1.98 million Total Viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.  On Sunday, June 21, “This Week” closed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 89% (240,000 in 2009 vs. 2,220,000 in 2008) versus the same weeks last year.  In the Adults 25-54 demographic, ABC closed the gap with NBC by 84% (120,000 in 2009 vs. 730,000 in 2008).

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” held steady in Total Viewers, while “Meet” declined -43%. Week to week, ABC again was flat, as NBC dropped -17%.

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 53% (700,000 in 2009 vs. 1,490,000 in 2008) compared to last year. In Adults 25-54, the gap has been cut by 36% versus the same time period last year (320,000 in 2009 vs. 500,000 in 2008).

Season to date, “This Week” also 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 3.17 million Total Viewers, the ABC show versus last year is up 15% and +7% in the demo, with 1.08 million Adults 25-54.

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 June 15, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”            2,320,000           690,000/.6

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”       2,560,000           810,000/.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”      2,510,000           900,000/.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        920,000           370,000/.3

Source: NTI

 
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