via press release:

“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


This Week” is Showing its Strongest News Demo Performance in 5 Years



December 28, 2014


ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.220 million Total Viewers and 883,000 Adults 25-54 on December 28, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” led NBC’s “Meet the Press” (2.881 million) by 339,000 Total Viewers to post its 2nd-largest margin of victory this season.  


“This Week” posted increases in Total Viewers week to week (+7% – 3.018 million for 12/21/14) and year to year (+5% – 3.069 million 12/29/13).  In fact, hitting a season high in Total Viewers, “This Week” turned in its most-watched telecast in 9 months – since 3/23/14.   


Season to date, This Weekis up in Adults 25-54 (+4%) versus the same point last season to its strongest news demo performance in 5 years – since the 2009-10 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 (+145,000) and in 21 years in Adults 25-54 (+92,000) – since the 1996-97 and the 1993-94 seasons, respectively.


4Q 2014


For the 4th Quarter 2014, “This Week with George Stephanopoulosaveraged 2.848 million Total Viewers and 840,000 Adults 25-54, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. 


For the 2nd year in a row, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” (2.703 million and 748,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+145,000) and Adults 25-54 (+92,000) during the 4th quarter, leading the NBC program by its largest news demo margin during any quarter in 17 years and biggest in overall viewers during a 4th quarter in 18 years – since 3Q97 and 4Q96, respectively.     


Further, “This Week” has beaten “Meet the Press” in the last 6 quarters in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.  


“This Week” improved on the year-ago quarter in Adults 25-54 (+4% – 806,000 for 4Q13) to deliver its strongest 4th quarter performance in 5 years – since 4Q09.  In addition, “This Week” grew the most in in the key adult news demo versus the year-earlier quarter compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+1%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-7%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+1%).


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, December 28, 2014      TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  3,220,000           883,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,881,000           900,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,868,000           948,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,980,000           490,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,260,000           326,000/0.3


4th Quarter 2014               TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                  2,848,000           840,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”             2,703,000           748,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”            3,378,000           943,000/0.8

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”          1,799,000           490,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”            1,309,000           415,000/0.3


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 12/28/14, 12/21/14 and 12/29/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22 – 12/28/14) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/29/14).  4Q14: 9/22 – 12/28/14.  4Q13: 9/23 – 12/29/13.  Averages based on regular telecasts.  

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