For the Third Straight Quarter, 'This Week With George Stephanopoulos' Beats 'Meet The Press'

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April 3rd, 2014

This Week With George

via press release:

For the 3rd Quarter in a Row, “This Week” Beats NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Leading the NBC Program by its Largest Quarter Margins in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in Over 16 Years 

“This Week” Delivers Strongest Quarter Performance in 5 Years

Season to Date, “This Week” is Up in Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 25-54 (+12%) Versus its Year-Ago Season Averages, Growing in Both Measures for the 2nd Year in a Row

1Q 2014

 

For the 1st Quarter 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 3.175 million Total Viewers and 967,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 3rd quarter in a row, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press,” leading the NBC program during 1Q14 by its largest quarter margins in both Total Viewers (+92,000) and Adults 25-54 (+48,000) in over 16 years – since 3Q97.

 

During the 13 weeks of 1Q14, “This Week” ranked No. 1 5 times in Total Viewers and 6 times in Adults 25-54. This represents the most number of No. 1 finishes during a quarter in over 16 years in overall viewers and in over 19 years in Adults 25-54 – since 3Q97 and 4Q94, respectively, based on regular telecasts.

 

For the 3rd consecutive quarter, “This Week” improved on the previous quarter (2.918 million and 806,000, respectively for 4Q13) in both Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+20%) to deliver its strongest quarter performance in 5 years – since 1Q09. In addition, “This Week” was also up the most from 4Q13 compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (flat/+5%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+8%/+14%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+1%/+4%).

“This Week” surged on the year-ago quarter (2.590 million and 744,000, respectively on 1Q13) in both Total Viewers (+23%) and Adults 25-54 (+30%). The ABC public affairs program also turned in the largest increases from the year-earlier quarter compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+5%/+9%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+1%/+3%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+9%/-3%).

 

March 30, 2014

On March 30, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.915 million Total Viewers and 799,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” improved on its year-ago telecast (2.342 million and 770,000, respectively on 3/31/13) in both Total Viewers (+24%) and Adults 25-54 (+4%). In fact, “This Week” has delivered year-to-year gains for the last 9 weeks in both measures.  

 

For the 6th consecutive telecast, “This Week” led NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (136,000) to post its longest winning streak over the NBC program in more than 16 years in Total Viewers since 8/9 – 9/7/97.

 

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 25-54 (+12%) versus its year-ago season averages. Growing in both measures for the 2nd year in a row, “This Week” is delivering its strongest performance in 5 years – since the 2008-09 season. In addition, “This Week” is up the most from the same point last season in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+3%/+4%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-5%/-7%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+2%/-10%).

In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in both Total Viewers (+83,000) and Adults 25-54 (+27,000), 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 the 1993-94 seasons, respectively.

 

 

Robin Sproul, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, serves as the Executive in Charge of "This Week" and Jonathan Greenberger serves as the Executive Broadcast Producer.

 

Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.

 

1st Quarter 2014         TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”               3,175,000           967,000/0.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”          3,083,000           919,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         3,348,000           980,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”       1,851,000           534,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,301,000           438,000/0.4

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”               2,915,000           799,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”          2,779,000           881,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         3,363,000         1,042,000/0.9

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”       1,873,000           590,000/0.5

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,294,000           376,000/0.3

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 3/30/14, 3/23/14 and 3/31/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 3/30/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 3/31/13).  Most Current - 1Q13: 12/30/13 – 3/30/14.  1Q13: 12/31/12 – 3/31/12. 4Q13: 9/23 – 12/29/13.

 
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