This Week With George

via press release:

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54 for the First Telecast of 2015


“This Week” Surges from the Previous Week in Adults 25-54 to Hit a Season High


Ratings release for January 12, 2015


ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (1.055 million) for the first telecast of 2015 on January 4, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” led NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 189,000 Adults 25-54 and CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 181,000 Adults 25-54.  “This Week” led the CBS program by its largest news demo margin of the season.  


“This Week” surged from the previous week in Adults 25-54 (+19% – 1.055 million vs. 883,000) to hit a season high.  In fact, “This Week” scored its strongest key news demo performance in over 9 months – since 3/16/14.   In addition, “This Week” grew the most week to week in Adults 25-54 compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-8%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-4%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+7%).  


“This Week” also saw improvement in Adults 25-54 on the year-ago Sunday (+10% – 1.055 million vs. 959,000 on 1/5/14), standing as the only public affairs program to grow, CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-15%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-14%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-28%) turned in double-digit losses.


Season to date, “This Weekis up in Adults 25-54 (+4%) versus the same point last season to its strongest news demo performance in 6 years – since the 2008-09 season.  Competitively, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 2nd year in a row, leading the NBC program by its largest margins during a season in 18 years in Total Viewers (+135,000) and in 21 years in Adults 25-54 lead (+95,000) – 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”


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Sunday, January 4, 2015      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  3,109,000         1,055,000/0.9

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             3,025,000           866,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,716,000           874,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,907,000           464,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,126,000           348,000/0.3



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 1/4/15, 12/28/14 and 1/5/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 1/4/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 1/5/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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