“This Week” Ranks Second in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54


Aug 22, 2013 11:35am

“This Week” Stands as the Only Public Affairs Program to Grow Year-to-Year

On August 18, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” drew 2.286 million Total Viewers and 654,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” was up from the year-ago Sunday in both measures (2.168 million and 650,000, respectively, on 8/19/12) to stand as the only public affairs program to grow year-to-year in either demo.  CBS’s “Face the Nation” (-15%/-10%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-1%/-15%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-25%/-39%) each turned in losses.  

“This Week” outperformed CBS’ “Face the Nation” by +78,000 Total Viewers and by +31,000 Adults 25-54.  “This Week” scored its first back-to-back Total Viewer win over the CBS program in nearly 1 year - since 9/2 – 9/9/12.     

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 18, 2013 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,286,000 654,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,460,000 657,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,208,000 623,000/0.5
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,402,000 443,000/0.4
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 889,000 308,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 8/18/13, 8/11/13 & 8/19/12 or as dated.  Most Current – 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 8/18/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 8/12/12).

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