This Week With George

via press release:

Season to Date, “This Week” Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54


“This Week” Grows by Double-Digits in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Versus Previous Week Drawing Largest Overall Audience in Over 6 Months


ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 3.194 million Total Viewers and 941,000 Adults 25-54 on August 23, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  In Adults 25-54, “This Week” beat CBS’ “Face the Nation” (793,000) by 148,000.


“This Week” scored double-digit, week-to-week gains (2.873 million and 773,000, respectively, for w/o 8/16/15) in both Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 25-54 (+22%).  In fact, “This Week” drew its largest overall audience in over 6 months – since 2/15/15.  


“This Week” also turned double-digits increases on the year-ago Sunday (2.765 million and 846,000, respectively, on 8/24/14) in both Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 25-54 (+11%).  “This Week” has posted year-to-year improvement in 5 of the last 6 weeks in both measures. 


Season to date, “This Week” ranks as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (875,000), taking the top spot for the first time at this point of the season in 21 years – since the 1993-94 season.  “This Week” leads CBS’ “Face the Nation” (863,000) by 12,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (814,000) by 61,000. 


“This Week” is up in Adults 25-54 (+5% – 875,000 vs. 830,000) versus its year-ago season average.  Growing its Adults 25-54 performance for the 2nd year in a row, “This Week” is delivering its strongest news demo performance in 6 years – since the 2008-09 season.  In fact, “This Week” is up the most in Adults 25-54, compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-2%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+2%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (flat).


In addition, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (+3,000) and Adults 25-54 (+61,000) for the 2nd-straight year, seeing its largest news demo lead in 21 years – since the 1993-94 season. 


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.”


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Sunday, August 23, 2015         TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  3,194,000           941,000/0.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             3,226,000           959,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,498,000           793,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          2,167,000           512,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,453,000           433,000/0.3



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 8/23/15, 8/16/15 and 8/24/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 8/23/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 8/24/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.   

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