via press release:

This Week” Beats NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 for First Quarter Leading NBC for the 7th Consecutive Quarter


“This Week” Scores its Largest First Quarter News Demo Lead Over “Meet the Press” in 21 Years


Season to Date, “This Week” is Outdelivering “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the 2nd Year in a Row Seeing its Largest News Demo Lead in 21 Years


For the 1st Quarter 2015, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” drew 2.911 million Total Viewers and 915,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 during the quarter (+45,000 – 931,000 vs. 870,000), leading the NBC program for the 7th consecutive quarter.  In addition, “The Week” posted its first back-to-back 1st quarter victories over “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 in 21 years – since 1Q93 and 1Q94.


In addition, “This Week” increased its 1st quarter Adults 25-54 advantage over “Meet the Press” by 136% (+45,000 vs. +19,000) from the year-ago quarter to score its largest 1st quarter news demo lead in 21 years – since 1Q94.


“This Week” improved on the previous quarter (2.850 million and 841,000, respectively for 4Q14) in both Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 25-54 (+9%) to deliver its strongest quarter performance in 4 quarters – since 1Q14.  




ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.610 Total Viewers and 817,000 Adults 25-54 on March 29, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” (695,000) by 122,000 Adults 25-54, leading the NBC program for the 4th consecutive week and in 8 of the last 10.


“This Week” improved on its year-ago Sunday performance in Adults 25-54 (+4% – 817,000 vs. 783,000 on 3/30/14). In fact, “This Week” stood as the only public affairs to grow year to year compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-21%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-21%).


Season to date, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (+5,000) and Adults 25-54 (+67,000) for the 2nd year in a row, seeing its largest news demo lead in 21 years – since the 1993-94 season, 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”


Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.


Sunday, March 29, 2015          TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,610,000           817,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,866,000           695,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,239,000           825,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,748,000           418,000/0.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,345,000           419,000/0.4


1st Quarter 2015                TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,911,000           915,000/0.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             3,038,000           870,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,554,000           931,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          2,050,000           532,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,326,000           426,000/0.4



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 3/29/15, 3/22/15 and 3/30/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 3/29/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 3/30/14).  Most Current – 1Q15: 12/29/14 – 3/29/15, 1Q14: 12/30/13 – 3/30/14. 4Q14: 9/22 – 12/28/14.  Averages based on regular telecasts.  

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