“This Week”Stands as the #1 Public Affairs Program in the Key News Demo

By Alyssa Bernstein

Dec 6, 2013 1:28pm

For the 3rd Consecutive Week, “This Week” Improved on its Year-Ago Total Viewer Performance

On December 1, 2013, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 2.695 million Total Viewers and 737,000 Adults 25-54, ranking as the No. 1 public affairs program in the key adult news demo on Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 18,000 Adults 25-54 and CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 6,000 Adults 25-54.

For the 3rd consecutive week, “This Week” improved on its year-ago Total Viewer performance (+13%) – 2.390 million on 12/2/12.  In addition, the ABC public affairs program grew the most in overall viewers year to year compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+1%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-1%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-9%).

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.  In addition, “This Week” is up the most from the same point last season versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+5%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-4%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-8%).

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Sunday, December 1, 2013     TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 2,695,000  737,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,802,000 719,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,939,000 731,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,418,000 424,000/0.4
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,197,000 363,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 12/1/13, 11/24/13 and 12/2/12 or as dated.  Most Current 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/1/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 12/2/12).

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