This Week With George

via press release:


“This Week” Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Show in Adults 25-54


“This Week” Stands as the Only Public Affairs Program to Build on its Year-Ago Sunday Performance in Both Measures


On April 6, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.752 million Total Viewers and 832,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 5th time in the last 7 Sundays, “This Week” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54, leading CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 66,000 Adults 25-54 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 102,000 Adults 25-54.


“This Week” improved on its year-ago telecast (2.500 million and 723,000, respectively on 4/7/13) by double-digits in both Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 25-54 (+15%). In fact, “This Week” has turned in year-to-year increases for the last 10 weeks in both measures. Further, “This Week” stood as the only public affairs program to build on its year-ago Sunday performance in both measures as CBS’ “Face the Nation” was down (-11%/-19%), while NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+2%/-3%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+2%/-11%) were mixed.


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 (+80,000) and Adults 25-54 (+29,000), 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.


Sunday, April 6, 2014       TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”               2,752,000           832,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”          2,767,000           730,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         2,907,000           766,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”       1,934,000           509,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,107,000           377,000/0.3


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 4/6/14, 3/30/14 and 4/7/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 4/6/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 4/7/13).

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