This Week Is #2 Among Total Viewers And Adults 25-54

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December 10th, 2009

via press release:

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

“THIS WEEK” CLOSES TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH “MEET THE PRESS”

BY OVER 3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS VS. LAST YEAR

AND FOR THE 39TH TIME THIS YEAR

ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was the #2 Sunday morning discussion program among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 on Sunday, December 6, according to Nielsen Media Research.  With only 100,000 viewers separating the two shows, “This Week” closed the gaps with NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 39th time this year.  Reporting2.910 million total viewers, “This Week” posted its highest total viewer number of the season, while it also narrowed the year-to-year total viewing gap with NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 3.38 million total viewers or 97% (100,000 in 2009 vs. 2,380,000 in 2008). (Last year President-elect Barack Obama was “Meet’s” guest.)  Among the key Adults 25-54 demographic, ABC also closed the gap with NBC by 88% (140,000 in 2009 vs. 1,130,000 in 2008).

Week to week, “This Week” grew +5% among Total Viewers and +8% among Adults 25-54.

Year-to-date versus the same period in 2008, “This Week” has cut into “Meet’s” total viewing lead by 64% (480,000 in 2009 vs. 1,330,000 in 2008).  Among Adults 25-54, the gap has narrowed by 57% (200,000 in 2009 vs. 460,000 in 2008).

George Stephanopoulos’ guests last Sunday were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Senator Ron Feingold.  The roundtable featured George Will, Peggy Noonan, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Richard Haass.

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, December 6, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,910,000          850,000/.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         3,010,000          990,000/.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,590,000          740,000/.6

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,120,000          440,000/.4

Source: NTI - - A25-54 & Total Viewers – Wks. of 11/30/09, 11/23/09 & 12/1/08 Live +SD.   YTD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 1/1/09-12/6/09 & 1/1/08-12/7/08.

 
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