This Week With George

via press release:

“This Week” Ranks #1 in Adults 25-54 Winning 13 out of the Last 15 Weeks


“This Week” Grows Double-Digits vs. Year-Ago Sunday in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Third Consecutive Week


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



ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (873,000) on September 6, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  Leading for the 2nd consecutive Sunday, “This Week” outdelivered CBS’ “Face the Nation” (619,000) by 254,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (737,000) by 136,000 to stand as Sunday’s top public affairs program in the key adult news demo in 13 of the last 15 weeks.


For the 3rd straight week, “This Week” turned in double-digit, year-to-year increases (2.316 million and 671,000, respectively, on 9/7/14) in both Total Viewers (+22%) and Adults 25-54 (+30%).  “This Week” has delivered year-to-year growth in 6 of the last 7 weeks in both measures.  In addition, “This Week” was up the most in both demos compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+6%/-20%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-3%/-10%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+2%/+18%).


Season to date, “This Week” ranks as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (877,000), 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” (856,000) by 21,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (813,000) by 64,000. 


“This Week” is up in Adults 25-54 (+6% – 877,000 vs. 827,000) versus its year-ago season average.  Growing its Adults 25-54 performance for the 3rd 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” (+1%).


In addition, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 (+64,000) 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.”


Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.


Sunday, September 6, 2015      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,821,000           873,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,901,000           737,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            2,958,000           619,000/0.5

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,736,000           381,000/0.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,347,000           419,000/0.4



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 9/6/15, 8/30/15 and 9/7/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 9/6/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 9/7/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.   

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