ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks No. 1 in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

By ABCNewsPR

Jan 24, 2014 1:17pm

“This Week” Posts Week-to-Week Increases in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, While Both CBS’ “Face the Nation” and  NBC’s “Meet the Press” Turned in Losses

On January 19, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in both Total Viewers (3.016 million) and Adults 25-54 (949,000).  “This Week” outdelivered CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 242,000 Total Viewers and by 226,000 Adults 25-54, posting its largest margins over the CBS program in more than 1 year – since 9/2/12 and 10/7/12, respectively.  In addition, “This Week” led NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 176,000 Total Viewers and by 159,000 Adults 25-54, beating the NBC program in 3 of the past 5 Sundays in both Nielsen measures.   

“This Week” posted week-to-week increases (2.860 million and 792,000, respectively on 1/12/14) in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 25-54 (+20%), while both CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-19%/-28%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-8%/-7%) turned in losses.      

For the 4th Sunday in a row, “This Week” improved on its year-earlier telecast in Total Viewers (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+35%) – 2.414 million and 705,000, respectively on 1/20/13.  In fact, “This Week” improved the most year to year in both demos compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-10%/-23%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-4%/-17%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+18%/-1%).

Season to date, “This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%) versus its year-ago season averages.  Growing in both measures for the 2nd year in a row, “This Week” is delivering its most-watched season in 5 years and best news demo performance in 4 years – since the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, respectively.  In addition, “This Week” is up the most in both measures compared to the same point last season versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+2%/+1%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-9%/-15%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-2%/-15%).

In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in Total Viewers (+44,000) and Adults 25-54 (+6,000), beating the NBC program during a season for the first time in 17 years in overall viewers and in 20 years in the key adult news demo - since the 1996-97 and 1993-94 seasons, respectively.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK” 3,016,000 949,000/0.8
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,840,000 790,000/0.7
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,774,000 723,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,476,000 459,000/0.4
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,289,000 478,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 1/19/14, 1/12/14 and 1/20/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 1/19/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 1/20/13).

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