Ratings Report for ABC News’ ”This Week with George Stephanopoulos” for Sunday, October 11, 2009

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October 16th, 2009

via press release:

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

For Sunday, October 11, 2009

“THIS WEEK” IS #2 IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

“THIS WEEK” IS THE ONLY SUNDAY SHOW TO GROW WEEK TO WEEK

FOR THE 32nd WEEK, “THIS WEEK” NARROWS TOTAL VIEWING GAP

WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

On Sunday, October 11, 2009 ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was the #2 Sunday morning discussion program among Total Viewers (2.66 million) and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. Versus the competition, “This Week” was the only program to grow week to week (+1% in Total Viewers) or to hold steady (among Adults 25-54), while CBS’ “Face the Nation,” for example, fell -9% among Total Viewers and -31% in the demo.

“This Week” also cut into NBC’s “Meet the Press’” total viewing and demographic leads both year to year and week to week. Versus the same week last year, “This Week” narrowed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 53% (360,000 in 2009 vs. 760,000 in 2008). This marks the 32nd week this year that ABC has closed the gap with NBC. Among Adults 25-54, ABC closed the gap by 33% (180,000 in 2009 vs. 270,000 in 2008). Week to week, “This Week” cut into “Meet’s” total viewing gap by 29% and the demo gap by 5%.

“This Week” was rescheduled last Sunday in three markets: Portland, Medford and Reno.

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, October 11, 2009)

                           TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg
ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,660,000          810,000/.7
NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         3,020,000          990,000/.8
CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,430,000          700,000/.6
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,140,000          390,000/.3

Source: Nielsen Media Research NTI A25-54 & Total Viewers Wks. of 10/5/09 & 10/06/08 Live +SD.

 
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