via press release:
“THIS WEEK” IS NO. 2 IN ADULTS 25-54 for 4th CONSECUTIVE WEEK
“THIS WEEK” EXPERIENCES WEEK-TO-WEEK GROWTH
IN BOTH TOTAL VIEWERS AND DEMO
“THIS WEEK” IS ONLY SHOW TO GROW AMONG A25-54 VS. LAST YEAR
“THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO CLOSE YEAR-TO-YEAR GAPS
WITH “MEET THE PRESS” IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54
On August 22, 2010, ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” was No. 2 in the key Adults 25-54 demographic for the fourth consecutive week, outperforming CBS’ “Face the Nation” according to Nielsen Media Research. The program also experienced the most week-to-week growth among Total Viewers (+7%) versus CBS and NBC, while also gaining in Adults 25-54 (+1%) versus the prior week.
In addition, “This Week” was the only Sunday morning program to grow or hold steady compared to the same week last year in Total Viewers and the demo. Also versus the same week last year, “This Week” continued to close the gaps with NBC’s “Meet the Press” in both the demo by 48%, and in Total Viewers by 18%.
Last Sunday the program had exclusive interviews with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Daisy Khan, head of the American Society for Muslim Development, and Rabbi Joy Levitt of Manhattan’s JewishCenter. The round table featured Al Hunt, Robert Reich, George Will and Judy Woodruff.
Christiane Amanpour is the anchor of “This Week” and Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.
(Sunday, August 22, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg
ABC “THIS WEEK” 2,330,000 800,000/.6
CBS “FACE THE NATION” 2,390,000 630,000/.5
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,840,000 920,000/.7
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,090,000 380,000/.3
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for the weeks of 8/16/10, 8/9/10, & 8/17/09.