'Good Morning America' Thanks Viewers and ABC Stations for Their Support in a Record-Breaking 2013

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December 30th, 2013

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via press release:

GMA Thanks Viewers and ABC Stations for Their Support in a
Record-Breaking 2013

 

Season to Date, “GMA” Stands as the #1 Morning News Program for the 2nd Straight Year in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

 

GMA Has Been No. 1 for 51 Out of 51 Weeks This Year in Total Viewers and for 43 of 51 Weeks in Adults 25-54

 

“GMA” is Seeing Largest Overall Season Audience in More Than 22 years and Best Adults 25-54 Performance in 8 Years

 

GMA Saturday” Ranks as the No. 1 Morning News Program in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, Leading NBC and CBS by Largest-Ever Advantages in Both Measures and Taking the Top Spot in All 13 Saturdays of the Season

 

“GMA Sunday” is Beating NBC’s “Sunday Today” for the First Time During a Season in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

 

As 2013 draws to a close “Good Morning America” once again stands as the No. 1 morning news program season to date, taking top honors in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the 2nd straight year and surging in growth on “GMA Saturday” and “GMA Sunday” to lead NBC.

 

2013 ratings highlights include:

 

·        “GMA” is seeing its largest overall season audience in more than 22 years and best Adults 25-54 performance in 8 years

 

·        This year “GMA” has ranked No. 1 for 51 out of 51 weeks in Total Viewers and No. 1 for 43 out of 51 weeks in Adults 25-54

 

·        “GMA” has widened its Total Viewer season lead over “Today” versus the same point last season by 37% to post its largest season margin in more than 22 years

 

·        “GMA” is up over the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 25-54 (+11%)

 

·        “GMA Saturday” ranks as the No. 1 morning news program in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, leading NBC and CBS by largest-ever advantages in both measures and taking the top spot in all 13 Saturdays of the season

 

·        “GMA Sunday” is beating NBC’s “Sunday Today” for the first time during a season in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

 

 

“Good Morning America”

 

Season to date, “GMA” stands as the No. 1 morning news program for the 2nd straight year in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. “GMA” is leading NBC’s “Today” by 708,000 Total Viewers and 59,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, “GMA” has widened its Total Viewer season lead over “Today” versus the same point last season by 37% (708,000 vs. 518,000) to post its largest season margin in more than 22 years – since at least the 1991-92 season; Nielsen’s electronic database started on September of 1991. 

 

Growing for the 3rd year in a row, “GMA” is up over the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 25-54 (+11%). In fact, “GMA” is seeing its largest overall season audience in more than 22 years and best Adults 25-54 performance in 8 years – since before the 1991-92 season and the 2005-06 seasons, respectively.

 

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” finished as the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers (5.572 million) for the week of December 16, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Standing as the most-watched morning newscast in all 13 weeks this season, “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (5.235 million) during the week by 337,000 Total Viewers.  In Adults 25-54, “GMA” finished in a virtual tie for first with “Today,” as only 18,000 news demo viewers separated the two programs (2.196 million vs. 2.214 million), while tying in rating (1.8).

 

“GMA” has ranked No. 1 every week in Total Viewers for 17 months (the last 70 weeks – since w/o 8/13/12). “GMA’s” 70 consecutive weeks at the top represents its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 22 years – since before the 1991-92 season; Nielsen’s electronic database started in September 1991.

 

For the 5th week running, “GMA” saw across-the-board gains on the year-ago week: Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%) – 5.194 million, 1.972 million and 1.441 million, respectively, on w/o 12/17/12.

 

During the week, “GMA” nearly doubled the performance of “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers (+83%), Adults 25-54 (+96%) and Adults 18-49 (+85%)

 

“Good Morning America Saturday”

“Good Morning, America – Saturday” ranked as the No. 1 morning newscast on Saturday in both Total Viewers (4.481 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.629 million) on December 21, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Taking the top spot in all 13 Saturdays of the season, “GMA” has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers for the last 25 weeks and for the last 21 weeks in Adults 25-54. 

 

“GMA-Saturday” surged on the year-ago week in both Total Viewers (+33%) and Adults 25-54 (+49%) – 3.372 million and 1.096 million, respectively, on 12/22/12.  “GMA-Saturday” saw the largest year-to-year increase in Adults 25-54 compared to “CBS This Morning: Saturday” (+15%) and NBC “Saturday Today” (+10%).  Further, “GMA-Saturday” has improved on the same week last year in all 13 Saturdays of the season in Total Viewers and in 11 of 13 in Adults 25-54

 

“GMA-Saturday” beat NBC’s “Today-Saturday” in both Total Viewers (+418,000) and Adults 25-54 (+196,000).

 

“GMA - Saturday” nearly doubled the performance of “CBS This Morning: Saturday” in Total Viewers (+94%), while more than doubling in Adults 25-54 (+138%).   

 

Season to date, “GMA-Saturday” ranks as the No. 1 morning news program in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. “GMA-Saturday” is leading NBC’s “Saturday Today” (849,000 and 293,000, respectively) and “CBS This Morning: Saturday” (2.342 million and 818,000, respectively) in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 by its largest-ever advantages in both measures.  “GMA-Saturday” debuted in its current format in September 2004.

 

Growing for the 3rd consecutive year, “GMA-Saturday” has increased over the same point last season by double digits in both Total Viewers (+21%) and Adults 25-54 (+16%).  In fact, season to date, “GMA-Saturday” is delivering is strongest season ever in both Total Viewers (4.274 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.438 million).  Further, “GMA-Saturday” is up the most in overall viewers and is the only newscast to grow in the key adult news demo versus “CBS This Morning: Saturday” (+11%/-1%) and NBC “Saturday Today” (-4%/-6%).  

 

“Good Morning America Sunday”

 

“Good Morning America-Sunday” averaged 4.041 million Total Viewers and a 1.338 million in Adults 25-54 on December 22, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research.

 

For the 3rd week in a row, “GMA-Sunday” posted strong double-digit increases year to year in both Total Viewers (+34%) and Adults 25-54 (+44%) – 3.006 million and 931,000, respectively, on 12/23/12.  Further, “GMA-Sunday” stood as the only network newscast to build on the year-ago Sunday in both measures as CBS’ “Sunday Morning (+2%/-1%) and NBC “Sunday Today” (+6%/flat) were both mixed.

 

Also for the 3rd straight week, “GMA-Sunday” outdelivered NBC’s “Today-Sunday” in both Total Viewers (+246,000) and Adults 25-54 (+108,000).

 

Season to date, “GMA-Sunday” has improved over the same point last season by double digits in both Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%).  In fact, “GMA-Sunday” is enjoying its strongest season ever in both measures (3.638 million and 1.141 million, respectively).  “GMA-Sunday” debuted in its current format in September 2004.  In addition, “GMA-Sunday” is up the most in both measures compared to CBS’ “Sunday Morning” (+6%/-1%) and NBC “Sunday Today” (+13%/+7%).  

 

Further, “GMA” is beating NBC’s “Sunday Today” for the first time during a season in both Total Viewers (+50,000) and Adults 25-54 (+19,000).

 

 

WEEK OF 12/16/13      TOTAL VIEWERS      ADULTS 25-54        ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS

GOOD MORNING AMERICA    5,572,000     1.8/13; 2,196,000   1.2/10; 1,508,000    4.2/15

TODAY                   5,235,000     1.8/13; 2,214,000   1.4/12; 1,812,000    3.8/13

CBS THIS MORNING        3,048,000     0.9/ 7; 1,119,000   0.6/ 5;   817,000    2.3/ 8

 

12/21/13              TOTAL VIEWERS      ADULTS 25-54        ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS

GMA – SATURDAY          4,481,000     1.4/ 8; 1,629,000   0.8/ 6;   978,000    3.2/10

SATURDAY TODAY          4,063,000     1.2/ 8; 1,433,000   0.9/ 7; 1,094,000    2.9/10

CBS THIS MORNING: SAT   2,308,000     0.6/ 4;   685,000   0.4/ 3;   493,000    1.6/ 6

 

12/22/13              TOTAL VIEWERS      ADULTS 25-54        ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS

GMA – SUNDAY            4,041,000     1.1/ 7; 1,338,000   0.7/ 5;   829,000    2.9/ 9

SUNDAY TODAY            3,795,000     1.0/ 7; 1,230,000   0.8/ 6;   957,000    2.7/ 7

SUNDAY MORNING         5,598,000     1.3/ 7; 1,577,000   0.8/ 5; 1,020,000    3.8/10

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 12/16/13, 12/9/13 and 12/17/12, or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/22/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 12/23/12).  All averages based on regular telecasts.

 
  • Joseph

    “Good Morning America” leads Mondays-through-Saturdays, but Charles Osgood’s “Sunday Morning” still rules as the top-rated morning news show on Sundays.

    Much of “Sunday Morning”‘s appeal is with Osgood himself, plus, many of his Sunday viewers may listen to his “Osgood File” commentaries carried weekday mornings on CBS Radio.

    ABC may have to wait until Osgood retires before “GMA” can become numebr one on Sunday mornings.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    And Robin thanks their support(GMA) for came out.LOL.

  • E

    What do the viewers get as thanks?

  • Molly Emery

    To George Stephanopoulos – I do not understand…have you not seen Blackfish and The Cove? I suggest you watch…and teach your children that dolphins (and all cetaceans) should be respected & adored in their natural habitat. To brag about, and show pictures of your daughter spending her vacation “playing with captive dolphins” is disgusting, insensitive and arrogant. I turned the channel and I will be watching CBS from now on.

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