“This Week” Delivers its Most Watched Season in 4 Years

By Alyssa Bernstein

Sep 6, 2013 11:23am


On September 1, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.706 million Total Viewers and 756,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” improved on the prior week in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) - 2.491 million and 749,000, respectively, on 8/26/13).  In fact, growing its news demo audience for the 4th week in a row, “The Week” drew its largest Adult 25-54 audience in more than 4 months – since 4/21/13. 

“This Week” outperformed CBS’ “Face the Nation” in Total Viewers (+78,000) for the 4th Sunday in a row, its longest streak over the CBS program in nearly 4 years – since 11/22 – 12/13/09 

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) versus its year-ago season averages, delivering its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2008-09 season.  In addition, “This Week” is improving the most over the previous in Total Viewers, while standing as the only public affairs program to grow in Adults 25-54 compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+7%/-1%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-2%/-7%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+6%/-3%).

NOTE: CBS’ “Face the Nation-2″ was pre-empted due to the coverage of the U.S. Open.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,706,000 756,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,931,000 834,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,628,000 807,000/0.7
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,104,000 404,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 9/1/13, 8/25/13 & 9/1/12 or as dated.  Most Current – 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 9/1/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 8/26/12).

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