ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54

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ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”
Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54

On September 8, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (764,000), according to Nielsen Media Research.  Taking the top spot in Adults 25-54 for the 2nd time in the last 3 Sundays, “This Week” led CBS’ “Face the Nation” by +5,000 demo viewers and NBC’s “Meet the Press by +73,000 demo viewers.  Further, “This Week” has beaten “Face the Nation” in Adults 25-54 in 3 of the last 4 weeks and outperformed “Meet the Press in 5 of the last 7.

In Total Viewers, “This Week” outdelivered “Meet the Press” by +42,000 (2.744 million vs. 2.702 million), leading the NBC program in 5 of the last 7 weeks.

“This Week” delivered increases over the previous week in both Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) – 2.706 million and 756,000, respectively, on 9/1/13.  In fact, the ABC public affairs program turned in its strongest performance in more than 4 months – since 4/21/13.

“This Week” was up over the year-ago Sunday (2.691 million and 720,000, respectively, on 9/9/12) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 25-54 (+6%), building on its year-ago performance in Total Viewers in 6 of the last 7 weeks.

Season to date, “This Week” is up in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) versus its year-ago season averages, delivering its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2008-09 season.  In addition, “This Week” is improving the most over the previous season in Total Viewers, while standing as the only public affairs program to grow in Adults 25-54 compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+7%/flat), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-2%/-6%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+6%/-3%).

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Sunday, September 8, 2013       TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK”                   2,744,000           764,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS”              2,702,000           691,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION”             2,854,000           759,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2”           1,444,000           409,000/0.3
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY”             1,104,000           422,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 9/8/13, 9/1/13 & 9/8/12 or as dated.  Most Current – 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 9/8/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 9/2/12).

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