This Week With George

via press release:

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54 with a Season High Performance 

ABC’s “This Week” Beats NBC’s “Meet the Press” by Season-Best 268,000 News Demo Viewers 

ABC’s “This Week” Only Program to Grow Week to Week and Year to Year in Both Total Views and Adults 25-54

Compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press”  

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (937,000) with a season high performance for November 16, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  This Week” outdelivered NBC’s “Meet the Press” by a season-best 268,000 Adults 25-54 and  CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 35,000Adults 25-54.


For the 2nd consecutive week, “This Week” improved on its previous week’s performance (2.595 million and 748,000 on 11/9/14) in Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+25%).  “This Week” grew the most week to week in Total Viewers and stood as the only program to increase in Adults 25-54 compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-8%/-9%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+12%/-2%). 

“This Week” also saw gains on the same Sunday last year (2.824 million and 799,000 on 11/17/13) in both Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 25-54 (+17%), as CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-26%/-29%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-13%/-21%) turned in double-digit losses.

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Adults 25-54 (+4%) versus the same point last season.  Competitively, “This Week” is leading NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time at this point during a season in 18 years in Total Viewers (+174,000) and in 21 years in Adults 25-54 (+139,000) – since the 1996-97 and the 1993-94 seasons, respectively.

Jonathan Greenberger is Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, and also serves as the Executive Producer of “This Week.” Robin Sproul serves as Vice President, Public Affairs and Executive-in-Charge of “This Week”                                

Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.

Sunday, November 16, 2014      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  3,060,000           937,000/0.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,814,000           669,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,374,000           902,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,861,000           456,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,480,000           519,000/0.4


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 11/16/14, 11/9/14 and 11/7/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22 – 11/16/14) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 11/17/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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