via press release:

“This Week” is #1 in Adults 25-54 for Second Consecutive Week

“This Week” Delivers Best News Demo Performance in Nearly 6 Years

   “This Week” Posts Top Adults 25-54 Telecast of the Season Among Any of the Sunday Public Affairs Programs

“This Week” Hits Season Highs and Grows by Double-Digits Week-to-Week in Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 25-54 (+34%)

  “This Week” Increases by Double-Digits Year-to-Year in Adults 25-54 (+22%)


ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 for the 2nd straight week in Adults 25-54 (1.244 million) on February 1, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  In fact, “This Week” saw wider margins of victory compared to the previous Sunday (1/25/15) over both NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+30% – 121,000 vs. 93,000) and CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+42% – 138,000 vs. 97,000). Further, “This Week” delivered the top Adult 25-54 telecast of the season among any of the Sunday public affair programs.


Surging over the previous week (2.740 million and 931,000, respectively, for 1/25/15) in Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 25-54 (+34%) to hit season highs, “This Week” drew its largest overall audience in nearly 1 year and best news demo performance in nearly 6 years – since 3/16/14 and 3/1/09, respectively.


For the 2nd consecutive week, “This Week” built on the same Sunday last year by double-digits in Adults 25-54 (+22% – 1.244 million vs. 1.017 million on 2/2/14) 


Growing for the 3rd season in a row, This Weekis up in Adults 25-54 (+6% – 877,000 vs. 831,000) season to date versus the same point last season to its strongest news demo performance in 6 years – since the 2008-09 season.  Competitively, “This Week” is outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 2nd year in a row, leading the NBC program by its largest margins during a season in 18 years in Total Viewers (+76,000) and in 22 years in Adults 25-54 (+84,000) – since the 1996-97 and the 1992-93 seasons, 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”


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Sunday, February 1, 2015        TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  3,452,000         1,244,000/1.0

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             3,334,000         1,123,000/0.9

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,820,000         1,106,000/0.9

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          2,486,000           711,000/0.6

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,470,000           493,000/0.4


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 2/1/15, 1/25/15 and 2/2/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 2/1/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 2/2/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 



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