This Week with George Stephanopoulos #2 among total viewers and adults 25-54

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November 5th, 2009

November 5, 2009

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

For Sunday, November 1, 2009

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

“THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO CLOSE GAPS WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

YEAR TO YEAR, SEASON, QUARTER AND YEAR TO DATE

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was #2 among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 on Sunday, November 1, 2009, as it continues to close the gaps with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” according to Nielsen Media Research. With 2.75 million Total Viewers, “This Week” narrowed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 64% (390,000 in 2009 vs. 1,070,000 in 2008) versus the same week last year. This marks the 35th time this year that “This Week” has closed the total viewing gap with “Meet.” In Adults 25-54, ABC cut into NBC’s lead by 65% (110,000 in 2009 vs. 310,000 in 2008).

Versus the prior week, “This Week” grew +3% among Total Viewers and +8% in the demo. “This Week” also continues to lead CBS’ “Face the Nation” to be number two for the season and fourth quarter to date. Additionally, for the season and Fourth Quarter, “This Week” has cut into “Meet’s” total viewing lead by 68% (380,000 in 2009 vs. 1,190,000 in 2008) and its demo lead by 73% (120,000 in 2009 vs. 450,000 in 2008). Finally, year to date versus the same period in 2008, “This Week” has closed the total viewing gap with “Meet” by 61% (520,000 in 2009 vs. 1,320,000 in 2008). Among Adults 25-54, ABC has closed the gap with NBC by 52% (220,000 in 2009 vs. 460,000 in 2008).

For the month of October, George Stephanopoulos’ blog “The Bottom Line” on ABCNews.com generated more than 1 million hits for the second month in a row. In addition, just released rankings show that Mr. Stephanopoulos is the top individual journalist on Twitter, with 1,446,815 followers.

Last Sunday “This Week was rescheduled in nine markets or 4.27% of the country due to Nascar coverage. Exclusive guest last Sunday: White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. The round table featured Ron Brownstein, Ed Gillespie, Dee Dee Myers, Rev. Al Sharpton and George Will.

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, November 1, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,750,000          900,000/.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         3,140,000         1,010,000/.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,520,000          870,000/.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,540,000          600,000/.5

Source: NTI - A25-54 & Total Viewers – Wks. of 10/26/09, 10/19/09 & 10/27/08 Live +SD.   STD/QTD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 9/21/09-11/1/09 & 9/22/08-11/2/08.  YTD: Live +7 (where available) and Live +SD for 1/1/09-11/1/09 & 1/1/08-11/2/08.

 
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