“This Week” Delivering Most-Watched Season in 5 Years


Dec 30, 2013 1:40pm

“This Week with George StephanopoulosDelivering its Most-Watched Season in 5 Years


This Weekis Up in Total Viewers Versus its Year-Ago Season Average, Growing for the Third Year in a Row


“This Week” improved in Total Viewers both week to week (+2% – 2.861 million on 12/15/13) and year to year (+2% – 2.848 million on 12/23/12)In addition, the ABC public affairs program built on its year-ago Total Viewer audience for the last 6 Sundays.   


On December 22, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.916 million Total Viewers and 805,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  ”This Week” outperformed NBC’s “Meet the Press” in both Total Viewers (+312,000) and Adults 25-54 (+89,000).  In fact, “This Week” has beaten the NBC program in Total Viewers for the last 3 weeks and 3 of the past 4 weeks in Adults 25-54.  


Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+7%) versus its year-ago season average, growing for the 3rd year in a row to deliver its most-watched season in 5 years – since the 2008-09 season.  In addition, “This Week” is up the most compared to the same point last season versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+4%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-8%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-5%).  In addition, “This Week” leads “NBC’s “Meet the Press” by +48,000 Total Viewers, beating the NBC program by its largest overall viewer margin in 17 years – since the 1996-97 season.

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Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 12/22/13, 12/15/13 and 12/23/12 or as dated.  Most Current 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/22/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 12/23/12).


ABC News Media Relations: Heather Riley (212) 456-4396, Heather.M.Riley@abc.com

Disney-ABC Media Relations: Pons Rongavilla (818) 460-5615, Ponciano.Rongavilla@disney.com


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Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 TOTAL VIEWERS     A25-54(000)/Rtg   
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,916,000 805,000/0.7
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,604,000 716,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION”         3,132,000 1,973,000 828,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,413,000 274,000/0.2
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,309,000 1,309,000 508,000/0.4
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