“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” is No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 on Key Weekend Between the Political Conventions

By Alyssa Bernstein

Sep 7, 2012 1:59pm

Stephanopoulos Anchored “GMA”Also No. 1 Last Week

On September 2, 2012, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked as Sunday’s No. 1 public affairs program in Total Viewers (2.728 million) and Adults 25-54 (766,000), according to Nielsen Media Research.  For the first time in more than 3 years, “This Week” took the top spot, beating both NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation,”  in both Nielsen measures – since 8/2/09. 

“This Week” surged week to week (2.182 million and 680,000, respectively, on 8/26/12) in both Total Viewers (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+13%)The ABC public affairs program drew its largest Total Viewer count in nearly 7 months (since 2/12/12) and 2nd largest overall audience this season.   

Year to year, “This Week” was up in both Total Viewers (+23%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%) – 2.215 million and 741,000, respectively, on 9/4/11“This Week” stood as the only public affairs program to improve on its year-ago performance in both Nielsen measures – NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+5%/-10%), CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-3%/-6%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-13%/-12%). 

“This Week” topped CBS’ “Face the Nation” in both Total Viewers (+482,000) and Adults 25-54 (+106,000), posting its largest Total Viewer margin over the CBS program in over 2 years – since 6/27/10.

“This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” by +2,000 Total Viewers and by +65,000 Adults 25-54.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,728,000 766,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,726,000 701,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,246,000 660,000/0.6
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,070,000 425,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 9/2/12, 8/26/12 & 9/4/11 or as dated.   

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