'This Week' Continues To Close Gaps With 'Meet The Press'

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June 17th, 2010

via press release:

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

“THIS WEEK” CUTS INTO “MEET’S” DEMO LEAD BY 55% AND TOTAL VIEWING LEAD BY 18% YEAR TO YEAR

On Sunday, June 13, 2010, ABC News’ “This Week” continued to close the year-to-year gaps with NBCs “Meet the Press” according to Nielsen Media Research.  In the key Adults 25-54 demographic, “This Week” narrowed the gap with “Meet” by 55% (150,000 in 2010 vs. 330,000 in 2009) versus the same week last year.  Among Total Viewers, ABC cut into NBC’s lead by 18% (630,000 in 2010 vs. 770,000 in 2009).

Last Sunday anchor Jake Tapper had exclusive interviews with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Microsoft chairman and co-founder Bill Gates.  The round table featured Donna Brazile, former Congressman Tom Davis, Robert Reich, and George Will.

Ian Cameron is the executive producer. ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is the interim anchor.  The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.

(Sunday, June 13, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,130,000           730,000/.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,390,000           770,000/.6

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         2,760,000               880,000/.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,060,000           410,000/.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54) Live+SD weeks of 6/7/10 & 6/8/09.

 
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