“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Draws Largest Sweeps Audience in Nearly 5 Years

By ABCNewsPR

Dec 2, 2013 2:50pm

“This Week” Beats NBC in Adults 25-54 to Claim First Sweeps Victory over “Meet the Press” in More Than 20 Years

November 2013 Sweep

For the November 2013 Sweep, “This Week” drew 2.911 million Total Viewers and 787,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  The ABC public affairs program posted double-digit increases over the previous sweep (2.304 million and 641,000 for July 2013) in both Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 25-54 (+23%)In fact, “This Week” drew its largest overall sweeps audience in nearly 5 years - since February 2009.

For the 3rd November in a row, “This Week” was up over the year-ago sweep in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.871 million on November 2013), delivering its most-watched November in 5 years – since November 2008. 

Competitively, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” during the 2013 November sweep in Adults 25-54 (+21,000) to claim its first sweeps victory over the NBC program in more than 20 years – since July 1993.  

November 24, 2013

On November 24, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 3.409 million Total Viewers and 876,000 Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” improved over the previous Sunday for the 2nd straight week (2.824 million and 799,000, respectively, on 11/17/13) in both Total Viewers (+21%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%).  In fact, “This Week” delivered its most-watched telecast in more than 4 1/2 years - since 2/22/09.

“This Week” surged on its year-ago performance in both Total Viewers (+48%) and Adults 25-54 (+30%) – 2.303 million and 673,000, respectively, on 11/25/12.  

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+7%) versus its year-ago season average, delivering its most-watched season in 5 years – since the 2008-09 season.

NOTE: NBC’s “Meet the Press” was pre-empted due to Formula 1 racing.

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(November 2013 Sweep) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 MM/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,911,000 787,000/0.7
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 3,002,000 766,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 3,582,000 1,037,000/0.9
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,909,000 557,000/0.5
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,324,000 398,000/0.3

 

Sunday, November 24, 2013 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 3,409,000 876,000/0.7
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” ***PRE-EMPTED***
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 3,921,000 1,131,000/0.9
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 2,035,000 622,000/0.5
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,481,000 456,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 11/24/13, 11/17/13 & 11/25/12 or as dated.  Most Current 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 11/24/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 11/25/12).  November 2013 Sweep (10/31-11/27/13), November 2012 Sweep (10/25-11/21/12) and July 2013 Sweep (6/27 – 7/24/13).   Sweep periods (November, February, May and July).  NOTE: Due to the digital transition, the 2009 February sweep was 3/5 – 4/1/09.

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