This Week Continues to Close Gaps With Meet The Press

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January 28th, 2010

via press release:

“THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO CLOSE GAPS WITH “MEET THE PRESS” – NARROWS TOTAL VIEWING GAP BY 32%

AND DEMO GAP BY 41% VS. SAME WEEK LAST YEAR

“THIS WEEK” IS #2 SEASON-TO-DATE AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

According to Nielsen Media Research, ABC News “This Week” on Sunday, January 24, 2010 closed the total viewing gap with NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 32% (630,000 in 2010 vs. 930,000 in 2009) versus the same week last year.  Among the key Adults 25-54 demographic, ABC closed the gap with NBC by 41% (130,000 in 2010 vs. 220,000 in 2009).

Season-to-date, “This Week” is averaging 2.77 million Total Viewers, maintaining its second place rank for the season so far,  outperforming CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Guests on last Sunday’s show included White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ).  The round table featured George Will, Matthew Dowd, Cokie Roberts, and Sam Donaldson.  ABC News’ Terry Moran guest anchored the program.

Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.

(Sunday, January 24, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                   2,730,000           860,000/.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”              3,360,000           990,000/.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”             2,840,000           950,000/.8

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”             1,420,000           490,000/.4

Source: NTI –A25-54 & Total Viewers –Week 1/18/10 & 1/19/09 Live +SD.  Live +7 (where available) and Live +SD for STD: 9/21/09-1/24/10

 
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