For the 2nd Week in a Row, “This Week” Beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

By Alyssa Bernstein

Aug 8, 2013 11:33am

“This Week” Delivered Double-Digit Total Viewer Increases on the Year-Ago Sunday for the 2nd Straight Week. 

On August 4, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” drew 2.580 million Total Viewers and 641,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  For the 2nd week in a row, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” in both Total Viewers (+209,000) and Adults 25-54 (+7,000)In fact, the ABC public affairs program turned in its first back-to-back wins over “Meet the Press” in more than 1 year in Total Viewers (since 7/15/12 and 7/22/12) and in more than 3 1/2 years in Adults 25-54 (since 11/22/09 and 11/29/09).

“This Week” delivered double-digit Total Viewer increases on the year-ago Sunday (+19% – 2.175 million on 8/5/12) for the 2nd straight week  

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+8%) versus its year-ago season averages, delivering its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2008-09 season.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK”  2,580,000 641,000/0.5
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,371,000 634,000/0.5
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,834,000 782,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,441,000 401,000/0.3
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,145,000 390,000/0.3


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 8/4/13, 7/28/13 & 8/5/12 or as dated.  Most Current – 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 8/4/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 7/29/12).

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