via press release:

“This Week with Christiane Amanpour” Grows +6% in Adults 25-54 Year to Year

“This Week” Narrows the Week-to-Week Gap with “Meet the Press”

in Total Viewers (-64%) and Among A25-54 (-77%)

“This Week” Narrows the Week-to-Week Gap with “Face the Nation”

in Total Viewers (-39%) and Among A25-54 (-80%)

On November 28, 2010, ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” drew its best numbers in 8 weeks, its second-strongest performance of the season, with 2.48 million Total Viewers and 840,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” posted its second-highest numbers since Christiane Amanpour debuted as anchor of the ABC Sunday program.  In addition, “This Week” grew +6% year to year among Adults 25-54.

Versus the prior week, “This Week” narrowed the gap in with NBC’s “Meet the Press” by -64% in Total Viewers (550,000) and an even larger -77% among the key A25-54 demographic (130,000), marking its most-competitive performance of the season with “Meet” among Adults 25-54. “This Week” also narrowed the week-to-week gap with CBS’ “Face the Nation” by -39% in Total Viewers (520,000) and by a wider -80% among Adults 25-54 (50,000).

On Sunday, “This Week” featured a special edition with interviews with Berkshire-Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, CNN founder Ted Turner and hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, who sat down exclusively with Christiane Amanpour to explain their reasons for making The Giving Pledge – a commitment by some of America’s wealthiest individuals to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Christiane Amanpour is the anchor of “This Week” and Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.

(Sunday, November 28, 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                   2,480,000          840,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”              3,030,000          970,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”             3,000,000          890,000/0.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”             1,110,000          390,000/0.3

(November Sweep 2010) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                   2,210,000          700,000/0.6

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”              3,300,000        1,080,000/0.9

CBS “FACE THE NATION”             2,760,000          840,000/0.7

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”             1,230,000          460,000/0.4

The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for weeks of 11/28 & 11/22/10. Nov. 2010 Sweep: 10/28 – 11/24/10.

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