This Week With George

via press release:

“This Week” Ranks #1 in Adults 25-54 for the 3rd Time

in Last 4 Weeks


“This Week” Outperforms “Meet the Press” by Largest Total Viewer Margin in Over 6 months


Season to Date, “This Week” is Delivering its Strongest News Demo Performance in 6 years




ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (896,000) on May 31, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  Taking the top spot for the 3rd time in its last 4 telecasts, “This Week” led  CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+94,000), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+127,000).


In addition, “This Week” outperformed “Meet the Press” by 349,000 Total Viewers (2.818 million vs. 2.469 million), its biggest in over 6 months (since 10/5/14) and 2nd-largest overall this season.


“This Week” surged by double-digits on its performance the previous week (2.199 million and 734,000, respectively, for 5/24/15) in both Total Viewers (+28%) and Adults 25-54 (+22%), turning in its most-watched telecast in 10 weeks – since 3/22/15.  


For the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks, “This Week” built on the same Sunday last year (2.744 million and 800,000, respectively, on 6/1/15) in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 25-54 (+12%).  In fact, “This Week” has delivered year-to-year news demo gains in 9 of its last 10 telecasts.


Season to date, “This Week” is up in Adults 25-54 (+4% – 876,000 vs. 846,000) versus its year-ago season average, delivering its strongest news demo performance in 6 years – since the 2008-09 season.  In fact, “This Week” is the only program to grow in Adults 25-54 compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (flat), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-2%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-1%). 


In addition, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (+20,000) and Adults 25-54 (+63,000) for the 2nd year in a row, 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”


Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.


Sunday, May 31, 2015            TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,818,000           896,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,469,000           769,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,949,000           802,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          2,511,000           600,000/0.5

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,256,000           361,000/0.3



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 5/31/15, 5/24/15 and 6/1/1

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