via press release:
Ratings Report: ABC News Programming
For the Week of January 4, 2010
“GOOD MORNING AMERICA” RATINGS
“Good Morning America” Posts Highest Demo in Nearly a Year
and Delivers Highest Total Viewers in a Month
“GMA” Extends its Viewing Advantages Over CBS Both Week to Week
and Year to Year in Both Adults 25-54 Demo and Total Viewers
For the week of January 4th, ABC’s “Good Morning America” averaged 4.6 million Total Viewers and a 1.6/11 among Adults 25-54. The show posted its best Adult 25-54 delivery in nearly a year (since the week of 3/30/09) and delivered its highest number in a month among Total Viewers (since the week of 12/7/09).
In addition, “GMA” expanded its demo (840,000) and Total Viewing (1,520,000) advantages over the “Early Show” both week to week (A25-54: 50%; Total Viewers: +17%) and year to year (A25-54: +31%; Total Viewers: +16%). This was ABC’s largest weekly demo lead in more than nine months (since the week of 3/30/09).
Week to week, “GMA” posted impressive gains among both A25-54 (+28%) and Total Viewers (+19%).
Year to year, “GMA” grew among Total viewers by +2%.
The Emmy Award-winning morning news program, featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion and Juju Chang, airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00-9:00 a.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
MORNING NEWS (Week of January 4, 2010)
Total Viewers Adults 25-54 Households
ABC 4,600,000 1.6/11; 2,040,000 3.5/13
NBC 6,040,000 2.2/15; 2,750,000 4.5/16
CBS 3,080,000 1.0/7; 1,200,000 2.3/8
Source: Nielsen, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 1/04/10, 12/28/09, and 1/05/09)