via press release:

 “This Week” Wins Adults 25-54 for the 10th Straight Week


“This Week” Grows by Double-Digits in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 from Year Ago


Season to Date, “This Week” Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54


“This Week” is Outdelivering “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the 2nd-Straight Year, Seeing its Largest News Demo Lead in 22 Years


ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as Sunday’s No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (848,000) on August 2, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  Leading in Adults 25-54 for the 10th straight Sunday, “This Week” matched its longest winning streak in 22 years in the key adult news demo (since 6/6 – 8/8/93).   


In Adults 25-54, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” (810,000) by 38,000 and CBS’ “Face the Nation” (703,000) by 145,000.


“This Week” surged on the year-ago Sunday by double-digits (2.287 million and 616,000, respectively, on 8/3/14) in both Total Viewers (+20%) and Adults 25-54 (+38%).  “This Week” has posted year-to-year gains in the last 3 weeks and in 7 of the last 8 in both measures. 


Season to date, “This Week” ranks as the No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (873,000), taking the top spot for the first time at the point of the season in 21 years – since the 1993-94 season.  “This Week” leads CBS’ “Face the Nation” (867,000) by 6,000 Adults 25-54 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (804,000) by 69,000 Adults 25-54. 


“This Week” is up in Adults 25-54 (+5% – 873,000 vs. 828,000) 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 the only program to grow in Adults 25-54, as NBC’s “Meet the Press” and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” are flat, while CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-2%) is down. 


In addition, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (+26,000) and Adults 25-54 (+69,000) for the 2nd-straight year, seeing its largest news demo lead in 22 years – since the 1992-93 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 2, 2015         TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,753,000           848,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,801,000           810,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,160,000           703,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,783,000           414,000/0.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,422,000           454,000/0.4



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 8/2/15, 7/26/15 and 8/3/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 8/2/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 8/3/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.    

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