via press release:

“This Week” Beats NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 for Fourth Consecutive Week

  “This Week” Grows Most Year-to-Year in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Versus CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press”

  “This Week” is Outdelivering NBC’s “Meet the Press” by Largest Total Viewer Margin During a Season in 18 Years and Largest Demo Margin in 22 Years

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 3.295 Total Viewers and 946,000 Adults 25-54 on February 15, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” outdelivered NBC’s “Meet the Press” (3.001 million and 859,000, respectively) by its largest Total Viewer advantage in 7 weeks (+294,000 – since 12/28/14), while leading the NBC program in Adults 25-54 (+87,000) for the 4th consecutive Sunday.


“This Week” turned in week-to-week increases (2.802 million and 904,000 on 2/8/15) in both Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%) “This Week” grew the most from the prior week’s performance in Total Viewers compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-8%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+3%).


“This Week” scored double-digit increases on the same Sunday last year (2.738 million and 759,000, respectively, on 2/16/14) in both Total Viewers (+20%) and Adults 25-54 (+25%) “This Week” was up the most year to year in both measures versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+12%/+1%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-16%/-25%) 


Growing for the 3rd season in a row, This Weekis up in Adults 25-54 (+6% – 882,000 vs. 829,000) 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 first time during a season in 18 years in Total Viewers (+76,000) and by its largest Adults 25-54 margin (+82,000) in 22 years – 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”


Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.



Sunday, February 15, 2015      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  3,295,000           946,000/0.8

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             3,001,000           859,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,498,000           961,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          2,077,000           521,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,613,000           476,000/0.4



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 2/15/15, 2/8/15 and 2/16/14 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 2/15/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 2/16/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.  

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