via press release:
“THIS WEEK WITH CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR” GROWS +14% IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND +18% IN A25-54 OVER THE 4TH QUARTER OF 2010
“THIS WEEK” NARROWS THE GAP WITH “MEET THE PRESS” BY -10% VERSUS THE 1st QUARTER OF 2010
For the 1st Quarter 2011, “This Week” drew 2.60 million Total Viewers and 870,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. The ABC public affairs program was up by double-digits in Total Viewers (+14%) and in Adults 25-54 (+18%) over 4Q10 (2.29 million & 740,000). In fact, “This Week” saw its largest overall audience in 5 quarters and best Adult 25-54 performance in 6 quarters – since 4Q09 and 3Q09, respectively.
“This Week” improved on its year-ago quarter performance by +1% in Total Viewers and +10% in Adults 25-54 (1Q10 – 2.58 million & 790,000). Additionally, compared to CBS and NBC, ABC’s “This Week” was up the most over 1Q10 (CBS’ “Face the Nation:” flat and +2%, respectively; NBC’s “Meet the Press:” -1% and +5%, respectively).
“This Week” narrowed its Adults 25-54 margin with NBC’s “Meet the Press” by -10% versus 1Q10 (280,000 vs. 310,000), turning in its smallest Adults 25-54 gap with the NBC program during a 1st quarter in 14 years – since 1Q97.
On March 27, 2011, ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” drew 2.27 million Total Viewers and 750,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper anchored the program on Sunday.
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joined ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper to discuss American involvement in Libya. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld also joined Mr. Tapper to discuss what the risks are for U.S. action in Libya, if America can win in Afghanistan, and his book, “Known and Unknown.”
ABC News’ George Will, former Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA), national correspondent at The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg, and Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy joined Mr. Tapper for the roundtable discussion on the substance of America’s third war and what a war in Libya could mean for Republican presidential hopefuls.
Christiane Amanpour is the anchor of “This Week.” The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.