‘This Week With George Stephanopoulos’ Ranks as the Number 1 Public Affairs Program in Total Viewers

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This Week Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program


“This Week” Beats “Meet the Press” for the 3rd Straight Week

Season to Date, “This Week” is Delivering its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years

“Meet the Press” Delivers Smallest Total Viewer and Adults 25-54 Audiences in More than 21 Years


On August 11, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” drew 2.517 million Total Viewers to rank as the No. 1 public affairs program on Sunday for the first time this season, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+293,000) for the 3rd straight week, the ABC program’s longest Total Viewer run over “Meet the Press” in more than 15 years – since 2/1 – 2/15/98.  “Meet the Press” posted its smallest Total Viewer audience in more than 21 years – since 7/5/92, regular telecasts. 


In addition, “This Week” outdrew CBS’ “Face the Nation” by its largest Total Viewer margin (+124,000) in 10 months – since 10/7/12.


In Adults 25-54, “This Week” also beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 3rd week in a row (+89,000), its longest consecutive demo win over the NBC program in nearly 18 years – since 9/24 – 10/8/95, regular telecasts.  Additionally, “This Week” scored its largest Adults 25-54 margin in nearly 6 months (since 2/24/13), as “Meet the Press” delivered its smallest news demo performance in more than 21 years – since before the 1991-92 season, regular telecasts; Nielsen’s electronic database started on September of 1991.


Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+8%) versus its year-ago season averages, delivering its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2008-09 season.


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Sunday, August 11, 2013          TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                   2,517,000           649,000/0.5

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”              2,224,000           560,000/0.5

CBS “FACE THE NATION”             2,393,000           727,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”           1,402,000           453,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”               943,000           300,000/0.3


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 8/11/13, 8/4/13 & 8/12/12 or as dated.  Most Current – 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 8/11/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 8/5/12).

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