“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Is #2 In Total Viewers Outperforming "Face The Nation"

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September 11th, 2009

via press release:

“THIS WEEK” IS #2 IN TOTAL VIEWERS OUTPERFORMING
“FACE THE NATION”

FOR THE 28 TH WEEK SINCE JANUARY, “THIS WEEK” CUTS TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

“THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO BE ONLY SHOW TO EXPERIENCE GROWTH QUARTER- TO-DATE

On Sunday, September 6, 2009, ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” placed second among Total Viewers, outperforming  CBS’ “Face the Nation” according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” also continues to close the total viewing gap with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  For the 28th week, “This Week” closed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 67% (330,000 in 2009 vs. 990,000 in 2008) versus the same weeks last year.  In the key Adults 25-54 demographic, “This Week” also cut into “Meet’s” lead by 3% (320,000 in 2009 vs. 340,000 in 2008).

Third quarter to date, “This Week” continues to be the only Sunday show to experience growth in Total Viewers (+3%).  “Meet the Press” in comparison has declined -21% in Total Viewers.

Season-to-date, “This Week,” which continues to rank #2 in Total Viewers (3.05 million) and the demo (1.03 million), has also experienced the most growth among both total viewers (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%).   “Meet,” again, is down -3% in Total Viewers -4% in the demo.

George Stephanopoulos is the anchor of “This Week” and Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.

(Sunday, September 6, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,590,000          700,000/.6

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         2,920,000         1,020,000/.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,510,000          860,000/.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,210,000          420,000/.3

Source: NTI - A25-54 & Total Viewers – Wks. of 8/31/09 & 9/1/08 Live +SD.  QTD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 6/29/09-9/6/09 vs. 6/30/08-9/7/08.  STD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 9/22/08-9/6/09 vs. 9/24/07-9/7/08

 
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