ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

This Week Posts its Largest Total Viewer Advantage Over "Meet the Press" in More than 16 Years

On February 23, 2014, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (3.146 million) and Adults 25-54 (963,000) for the 2nd time in the last 4 weeks , according to Nielsen Media Research. "This Week" outperformed NBC's "Meet the Press" by 754,000 Total Viewers and by 156,000 Adults 25-54, posting its largest Total Viewer advantage over "Meet the Press" in more than 16 years - since 8/31/97, based on regular telecasts. In addition, "This Week" led CBS' "Face the Nation" by 201,000 Total Viewers and by 119,000 Adults 25-54.

"This Week" improved week to week (2.738 million and 759,000, respectively on 2/16/14) by double-digitsin both Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 25-54 (+27%). The ABC public affairs program improved the most from the previous week compared to CBS' "Face the Nation" (-6%/-12%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-33%/-29%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (+14%/+26%).

"This Week" grew year to year (2.565 million and 847,000, respectively on 2/24/13) alsoby double-digitsin both Total Viewers (+23%) and Adults 25-54 (+14%). "This Week" was also up the most in Adults 25-54 from its year-ago telecast compared to CBS' "Face the Nation" (+5%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (+8%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (+13%).

"This Week" surged from its performance on the third Sunday of the Winter Olympics four years ago in both Total Viewers (+31%) and Adults 25-54 (+33%)-2.409 million and 723,000, respectively on 2/28/10). "This Week" saw the largest gains from four year ago compared to CBS' "Face the Nation" (-1%/-16%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-35%/-19%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (+1%/+2%).

Season to date, " This Week" is up in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 25-54 (+4%) 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 from the same point last season in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 versus CBS' "Face the Nation" (+1%/+1%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-5%/-9%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (flat/-12%).

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC "THIS WEEK" 3,146,000 963,000/0.8
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,392,000 807,000/0.7
CBS "FACE THE NATION" 2,945,000 844,000/0.7
CBS "FACE THE NATION-2? 1,536,000 467,000/0.4
FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 1,310,000 471,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 2/23/14, 2/16/14 and 2/24/13 or as dated. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 2/23/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 2/24/13).

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