This Week with George Stephanopoulos No. 1 in viewers and adults 25-54

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August 6th, 2009

via press release:

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

For Sunday, August 2, 2009

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

“THIS WEEK” EXPERIENCES MOST GROWTH YEAR TO YEAR, WEEK TO WEEK, SEASON TO DATE AND QUARTER TO DATE

On Sunday, August 2, 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. Last Sunday marks the first clean win for the Sunday morning program in both Total Viewers (2.80 million) and Adults 25-54 (980,000) since June, 1999 (regular/full coverage shows only).

“This Week” also experienced the most growth in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 year to year and week to week. Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” grew +28% in Total Viewers, while “Meet” declined -16%, and CBS’ “Face the Nation” grew +3%. In the demo, ABC grew +32%, as “Meet” dropped -15% and “Face” declined -2%.

Week to week, “This Week” was the only show to grow in both demos. Among Total Viewers, the show is up +6%, and +14% in the demo. “Meet” fell -6% in Total Viewers and -4% in the demo, while “Face” declined -6% in Total Viewers and -19% in Adults25-54.

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 3.11 million Total Viewers, the ABC show versus last year is up +15% and +7% in the demo with 1.05 million Adults 25-54.

Quarter to date, “This Week” is again the only show experiencing growth. Averaging 2.72 million Total Viewers for the 3rd Quarter so far, “This Week” is up +15% among Total Viewers versus the same time period last year. “Meet,” in comparison, is down -20%, while “Face” is flat for the quarter. In the demo, ABC is averaging 910,000 Adults 25-54, a growth of +17% vs. last year, while NBC is down -28%, and CBS is down -8%.

On Sunday, August 2, George Stephanopoulos’ guests were Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan. George Stephanopoulos is anchor of “This Week” and Ian Cameron is executive producer. The program airs Sundays on ABC.

(Sunday, August 2, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,800,000         980,000/.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         2,770,000         910,000/.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,310,000         650,000/.5

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”          920,000         350,000/.3

Source: NTI

 
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