via press release:
October 7, 2010
Ratings Report for ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour”
Sunday, October 3, 2010
“THIS WEEK WITH CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR” IS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS; HIGHEST NUMBER OF TOTAL VIEWERS SINCE JANUARY 2010
“THIS WEEK” HAS MOST SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN TOTAL VIEWERS (+34%) AND IN ADULTS 25-54 (+19%) WEEK TO WEEK
“THIS WEEK” CLOSES YEAR-TO-YEAR DEMO GAP
WITH “FACE THE NATION” BY 95%
ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program in Total Viewers (2.89 million) on Sunday, October 3, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research. Sunday’s program marked the highest number of Total Viewers since Jan. 31, 2010.
“This Week” experienced the most significant growth in both Total Viewers (+34%) and A25-54 (+19%) week to week. This marks the best delivery in the key A25-54 demographic (870,000) since June of 2010. The +34% week-to-week growth marks “This Week’s” highest since November 2007. “This Week” also closed the year-to-year gap with “Face the Nation” in Adults 25-54 (-95%). The program climbed in Total Viewers (+10%) and in the A25-54 demographic (+7%) year to year.
On Sunday, the show aired a special Town Hall discussion on the current feelings about Islam in America. The program featured evangelist Franklin Graham, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement Daisy Khan, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” Azar Nafisi, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, Peter Gadiel of the 9/11 Families for a Secure America Foundation, and Donna Marsh O’Connor of the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Other special guests included Contributing Editor of The Daily Beast and author of “No god but God” Reza Aslan, author of “NOMAD” and Resident Scholar at American Enterprise Institute Ayaan Hirsi Ali, President of American Values Gary Bauer, former FBI Special Agent and ABC News Contributor Brad Garrett, Imam Ossama Bahloul from the Islamic Center Of Murfreesboro, TN, and Anjem Choudary of Islam4UK.
Christiane Amanpour is the anchor of “This Week” and Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.
**NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted last Sunday.
(Sunday, October 3, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg
ABC “THIS WEEK” 2,890,000 870,000/.7
CBS “FACE THE NATION” 2,840,000 880,000/.7
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” **preempted**
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,370,000 470,000/.4
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for weeks of 9/27/10, 9/20/10 & 9/28/09.