Ratings Report for ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” Sunday, October 3, 2010

By Coordinator

Oct 7, 2010 2:45pm

“THIS WEEK WITH CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR”

IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS; HIGHEST NUMBER OF TOTAL VIEWERS SINCE JANUARY 2010

“THIS WEEK” HAS MOST SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

IN TOTAL VIEWERS (+34%) AND IN

ADULTS 25-54 (+19%) WEEK-TO-WEEK 

“THIS WEEK” CLOSES YEAR-TO-YEAR DEMO GAP

WITH “FACE THE NATION” BY 95%

ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” was the number one Sunday morning public affairs program in Total Viewers (2.89 million) on Sunday, October 3, 2010 according to Nielsen Media Research. Sunday’s program marked the highest number of total viewers since January 31, 2010.

“This Week” experienced the most significant growth in both Total Viewers (+34%) and A25-54 (+19%) week-to-week. This marks the best delivery in the key A25-54 demographic (870,000) since June of 2010. The +34% week-to-week growth marks “This Week’s” highest since November 2007.

“This Week” also closed the year-to-year gap with “Face the Nation” in Adults 25-54 (-95%). The program climbed in Total Viewers (+10%) and in the A25-54 demographic (+7%) year-to-year.

            On Sunday, the show aired a special Town Hall discussion on the current feelings about Islam in America. The program featured evangelist Franklin Graham, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement Daisy Khan, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” Azar Nafisi, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, Peter Gadiel of the 9/11 Families for a Secure America Foundation, and Donna Marsh O'Connor of the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Other special guests included the Contributing Editor of The Daily Beast and author of “No god but God” Reza Aslan, author of “NOMAD” and Resident Scholar at American Enterprise Institute Ayaan Hirsi Ali, President of American Values Gary Bauer, former FBI Special Agent and ABC News Contributor Brad Garrett, Imam Ossama Bahloul from the Islamic Center Of Murfreesboro, TN, and Anjem Choudary of Islam4UK.

Christiane Amanpour is the anchor of “This Week” and Ian Cameron is the executive producer. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.

**NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted last Sunday.

(Sunday, October 3, 2010)     TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                   2,890,000          870,000/.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”             2,840,000          880,000/.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”                     **preempted**

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”             1,370,000          470,000/.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for weeks of 9/27/10, 9/20/10 & 9/28/09.

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