“This Week” Improves on the Final Telecast of the 2010-11 Season by +16% in Total Viewers and by +10% Adults 25-54

By ABCNewsPR

Sep 27, 2012 12:23pm

“This Week” Posts its Smallest Season Gaps with “Meet the Press” in 14 Years in Total Viewers and in 15 years in Adults 25-54

On September 23, 2012, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” drew 2.475 million Total Viewers and 714,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” improved on the final telecast of the 2010-11 season by +16% in Total Viewers and by +10% Adults 25-54 – 2.142 million and 648,000, respectively, on 9/18/12.   

3Q 2012

For the 3rd Quarter 2012, “This Week with George Stephanopoulosattracted 2.452 million Total Viewers and 729,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  The ABC program improved on the year-ago quarter in both Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 25-54 (+2%) – 2.199 million and 715,000, respectively, for 3Q11.  In fact, “This Week” saw its strongest 3rd quarter showing in 3 years - since 3Q09.   

During 3Q12, “This Week” decreased its Total Viewer gaps with NBC’s “Meet the Press” compared to the previous quarter (-28% – 297,000 vs. 412,000 – 2Q12) and the year-ago quarter (-61% – 297,000 vs. 766,000 – 3Q11) to score its narrowest performance with the NBC program during any quarter in 14 years - since 3Q97.   

2011-12 Season

 

For the 2011-12 television season, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos delivered 2.392 million Total Viewers and 739,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” saw its Total Viewer count grow from the previous season by +3% (2.324 million – 2010-11 season).

For the season, “This Week” cut its margins with NBC’s “Meet the Press” in both Total Viewers (-37% – 557,000 vs. 878,000) and Adults 25-54 (-42% – 156,000 vs. 269,000) versus its 2010-11 season gaps.  In fact, “This Week” posted its smallest gaps with “Meet the Press” in 14 years in Total Viewers and in 15 years in Adults 25-54  - since the 1997-98 and 1996-97 seasons, respectively.

Sunday, September 23, 2012 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,475,000 714,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,957,000 902,000/0.8
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 3,120,000 898,000/0.8
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,411,000 455,000/0.4
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,294,000 501,000/0.4

 

(3rd Quarter 2012) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,452,000 729,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,749,000 871,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,650,000 759,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,383,000 376,000/0.3
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,133,000 453,000/0.4

 

(2011-12 Season) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,392,000 739,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,949,000 895,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,854,000 864,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,404,000 387,000/0.3
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,131,000 454,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 9/23/12, 9/16/12 & 9/18/11 or as dated.    3Q11: 6/25 – 9/23/12.  2Q12: 3/26 – 6/24/12. 3Q11: 6/27 – 9/18/11.  Television Season 2011-12 (9/19/11 – 9/23/12) and 2010-2011 (9/20/10 – 9/18/11).  “Face the Nation-2″ premiered on 4/1/12.

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