ABC's “This Week” Is #1 Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

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July 9th, 2009

via press release:

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

For Sunday, July 5, 2009

“THIS WEEK” IS #1 AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

“THIS WEEK” IS UP 27% IN A25-54 & 15% IN TOTAL VIEWERS YEAR TO YEAR

YEAR-TO-DATE, “THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO CLOSE

THE TOTAL VIEWING AND DEMO GAPS WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

On Sunday, July 5, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was the #1 Sunday morning show in both Total Viewers and the Adults 25-54 demographic according to Nielsen Media Research. On a holiday weekend and airing directly against the Wimbledon Men’s Finals on NBC, for which “Meet the Press” was pre-empted, “This Week” pulled in 2.77 million Total Viewers, a growth of 15% vs. the same week last year. The program’s growth in Adults 25-54 was even larger, +27% vs. last year. In comparison, CBS’ “Face the Nation” declined -12% in the demo and -11% in Total Viewers.

Week to week, “This Week” again experienced the most growth in both Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+22%).

Year to date, “This Week” is up the most in Total Viewers vs. the same period last year, with an average of 3.02 million Total Viewers, an increase of 9%. In comparison, “Meet” has declined -13%, and “Face” has increased +6% vs. last year. In addition, “This Week” continues to cut into “Meet the Press’” lead in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. For 2009 so far, “This Week” has closed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 54% (690,000 in 2009 vs. 1,490,000 in 2008) compared to last year. In Adults 25-54, the gap has been cut by 38% vs. the same time period last year (310,000 in 2009 vs. 500,000 in 2008).

Season to date, “This Week” continues to dominate the second-place position among Total Viewers and A25-54 and experience the most growth among Total Viewers compared to the other Sunday shows vs. last year. Averaging 3.14 million Total Viewers, the ABC show vs. last year is up 15% and +7% in the demo with 1.07 million Adults 25-54.

George Stephanopoulos interviewed Vice President Joe Biden from Iraq last Sunday. 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 29, 2009) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                 2,770,000           950,000/.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”              ***                  ***

CBS “FACE THE NATION”           2,430,000           830,000/.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”           1,170,000           380,000/.3

Source: NTI

 
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