ABC News' ’This Week with George Stephanopoulos' is Number 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

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February 6th, 2014

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ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” is No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

“This Week” Draws Largest Overall Audience in Nearly 5 Years;

Posts Best News Demo Performance in 15 Months

On February 2, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (3.502 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.017 million) for the 2nd time in the last 3 weeks, according to Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” outperformed CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 256,000 Total Viewers and by 96,000 Adults 25-54, posting its largest Total Viewer margin over the CBS program in more than 1 year – since 9/2/12. In addition, “This Week” led NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 93,000 Total Viewers and by 54,000 Adults 25-54.

 

“This Week” shot up week-to-week (2.792 million and 759,000, respectively on 1/26/14) by double-digits in both Total Viewers (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+34%). In fact, “This Week” drew its largest overall audience in nearly 5 years, while posting its best news demo performance in 15 months – since 2/22/09 and 10/7/12, respectively. In addition, the ABC public affairs program improved the most from the previous week compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-1%/-8%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+8%/+22%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+4%/flat).

 

“This Week” surged year-to-year (2.799 million and 825,000, respectively on 2/3/13) by double-digits in both Total Viewers (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+23%). “This Week” also turned in the largest increases from its year-ago telecast compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-14%/-32%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+16%/+13%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+2%/-18%).

 

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 25-54 (+4%) versus its year-ago season averages. Growing in both measures for the 2nd year in a row, “This Week” is delivering its most-watched season in 5 years and best news demo performance in 4 years – since the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, respectively. In addition, “This Week” is up the most from the same point last season in Total Viewers and stands as the only program to grow in Adults 25-54 versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+2%/flat), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-7%/-14%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-1%/-14%).

In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in Total Viewers (+27,000) and Adults 25-54 (+8,000), beating the NBC program during a season for the first time in 17 years in overall viewers and in 20 years in the key adult news demo – since the 1996-97 and 1993-94 seasons, respectively.

 

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Sunday, February 2, 2014    TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”               3,502,000         1,017,000/0.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”          3,409,000           963,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         3,246,000           921,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”       1,849,000           483,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,419,000           492,000/0.4

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 2/2/14, 1/26/14 and 2/3/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 2/2/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 2/3/13).

 
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