"This Week" Is #1 Among Adults 25-54, Bests "Meet The Press"

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July 1st, 2010

via press release:

“THIS WEEK” IS #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54 – BESTS “MEET THE PRESS”

“THIS WEEK” RANKS #2 IN TOTAL VIEWERS SECOND WEEK IN A ROW

“THIS WEEK” IS ONLY SUNDAY MORNING SHOW TO EXPERIENCE WEEK TO WEEK

AND YEAR TO YEAR GROWTH IN BOTH THE DEMO AND TOTAL VIEWERS

“THIS WEEK” GROWS +36% IN A25-54 AND +13% IN TOTAL VIEWERS WEEK TO WEEK

ABC News’ “This Week” ranked number one in the key Adults 25-54 demographic, outperforming NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday June 27, 2010 according to Nielsen Media Research.  For the second week in a row, “This Week” was number two among Total Viewers, again besting CBS’ “Face the Nation.” The last time “This Week” ranked first in the demo was on November 22, 2009.

“This Week” was the only Sunday morning public affairs program to grow both week-to-week and year-to-year in both Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers.  Reporting 990,000 Adults 25-54, ABC climbed +36% in the demo week-to-week.  With 2.42 million Total Viewers, the week-to-week growth was +13%.  Versus the same week last year, “This Week” grew +27% in A25-54 and +3% in Total Viewers, while “Face” declined -22% in the demo and -27% in Total Viewers.

Last Sunday anchor Jake Tapper had an exclusive interview with CIA Director Leon Panetta.  The round table featuredDavid Sanger of The New York TimesThe Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Robin Wright of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and ABC News’ 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 27, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,420,000           990,000/.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        1,810,000           560,000/.4

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         2,820,000          930,000/.8

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,050,000           420,000/.3

(Second Quarter 2010)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”              2,360,000          780,000/.6

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”         2,920,000          960,000/.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”        2,440,000          750,000/.6

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,150,000           450,000/.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for weeks of 6/21/10, 6/14/10 & 6/22/09; Live+7 (where available) for 2nd Quarter 2010 (3/29/10-6/27/10).

 
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