"This Week" Ranks as the #1 Public Affairs Program in Key Adult News Demo, Leads NBC's "Meet the Press" by 99,000 and CBS' "Face the Nation" by 46,000

"This Week" Surges Week to Week in Adults 25-54

On February 24, 2013, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" drew 2.565 million Total Viewers and 847,000 Adults 25-54, ranking as the No. 1 public affairs program in the key adult news demo on the final telecast of the 2013 February sweep, according to Nielsen Media Research. In Adults 25-54, "This Week" outperformed CBS' "Face the Nation" by +46,000 and NBC's "Meet the Press" by +99,000.

The ABC public affairs program surged week to week in Adults 25-54 (+23% - 691,000 on 2/17/13) to hit an 8-week high - since 12/30/12. In fact, "This Week" stood as the only program to increase over the prior week compared to CBS' "Face the Nation" (-15%) and NBC's Meet the Press" (-16%).

"This Week" improved year to year (2.353 million and 773,000, respectively, on 2/26/12) in both Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%) .

Season to date, " This Week" is up in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%) versus its year-ago season averages, delivering its strongest performance in 3 years - since the 2009-10 season.

February 2013 Sweep

For the February 2013 Sweep, "This Week" drew 2.643 million Total Viewers and 794,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 2nd year in a row, the ABC public affairs program improved on the year-ago sweep in Total Viewers (+2% - 2.588 million for February 2012), drawing its largest February sweeps Total Viewer audience in 4 years - since March 2009*.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC "THIS WEEK" 2,565,000 847,000/0.7
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,796,000 748,000/0.6
CBS "FACE THE NATION" 3,090,000 801,000/0.7
CBS "FACE THE NATION-2? 1,671,000 516,000/0.4
FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 1,068,000 416,000/0.4

February 2013 Sweep TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC "THIS WEEK" 2,643,000 794,000/0.7
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,960,000 842,000/0.7
CBS "FACE THE NATION" 3,408,000 1,016,000/0.9
CBS "FACE THE NATION-2? 1,688,000 502,000/0.4
FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 1,206,000 454,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 2/24/13, 2/17/13 & 2/26/12 or as dated. Most Current - 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 2/24/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 - 2/29/12). February 2013 Sweep (1/31-2/27/13), February 2012 Sweep (2/2-2/29/12) and November 2012 Sweep (10/25-11/21/12). Sweep periods (November, February, May and July). Note - Due to the digital transition, the February 2009 sweep was held 3/5 - 4/1/09.

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