via press release:
“THIS WEEK WITH CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR” IS #2 IN ADULTS 25-54 for 5th CONSECUTIVE WEEK
“THIS WEEK” CONTINUES TO CLOSE BOTH YEAR TO YEAR AND WEEK TO WEEK GAPS WITH “MEET THE PRESS” IN TOTAL VIEWERS
On August 29, 2010, ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” was number two in the key Adults 25-54 demographic for the fifth consecutive week, outperforming CBS’ “Face the Nation” according to Nielsen Media Research.
Versus the same week last year, “This Week” continued to close the total viewing gap with “Meet the Press,” narrowing it by 10,000. “This Week” also continued to close the week-to-week gap with “Meet the Press,” narrowing it by -14%.
Last Sunday the program had an exclusive panel on education reform featuring Education Secretary Arne Duncan, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, and D.C. Public School Chancellor Michelle Rhee. The program also featured an exclusive interview with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Donna Brazile, Susie Gharib, Richard Haass, and George Will appeared on the round table.
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 29, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg
ABC “THIS WEEK” 2,300,000 750,000/.6
CBS “FACE THE NATION” 2,370,000 640,000/.5
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,740,000 920,000/.7
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,400,000 430,000/.3
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for weeks of 8/23/10 & 8/24/09.