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“This Week” Wins Opening Telecast of 2015-16 Season in Adults 25-54 Marking the First Time in 7 Years to Rank No. 1 During the Opening Week


“This Week” Beats “Face the Nation” by its Largest Season Premiere Margin in 8 Years

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” won the opening telecast of the 2015-16 season in Adults 25-54 (868,000) on September 27, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week’s” victory marked the first time in 7 years to rank No. 1 in Adults 25-54 during the opening week of the season – since the 2008-09 season.  In addition, “This Week” has ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for the 5th consecutive week.


This Week” beat CBS’ “Face the Nation” (705,000) by 163,000 to lead the CBS program by its largest season premiere margin in 8 years – since 9/30/07. 


“This Week” outperformed NBC’s “Meet the Press” (833,000) by 35,000, beating the NBC program in the first telecast of the season for the first time in 7 years – 9/28/08.*  


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 27, 2015      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,735,000           868,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             3,235,000           833,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,136,000           705,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,688,000           411,000/0.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,311,000           398,000/0.3


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 9/27/15, 9/20/15 and 9/28/14 or as dated.  Averages based on regular telecasts. *”Meet the Press” was preempted on 9/28/14 due to Ryder Cup Golf.

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