ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for the 3rd Sunday in a Row

By Alyssa Bernstein

Jun 19, 2014 12:23pm


On June 15, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (723,000) for the 3rd Sunday in a row, according to Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” led CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 36,000 Adults 25-54, NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 129,000 and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” by 458,000 Adults 25-54.  In addition, in their last 14 head-to-head airings, “This Week” has outdelivered “Meet the Press” 12 times in Adults 25-54, including the last 6. 

For the 8th straight week, “This Week” improved on the year-ago Sunday (6/16/13) in both Total Viewers (+5% – 2.139 million vs. 2.044 million) and Adults 25-54 (+8% – 723,000 vs. 670,000).

Season to date, “This Weekis up by double-digits in Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 25-54 (+14%) versus its year-ago season averages. Growing in both measures for the 2nd year in a row, “This Week” is delivering its strongest performance in 5 years – since the 2008-09 season. 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” (-6%/-8%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+2%/-10%).

In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in both Total Viewers (+160,000) and Adults 25-54 (+53,000), beating the NBC program during a season for the first time in 18 years in overall viewers and in 20 years in the key adult news demo - since the 1995-96 and the 1993-94 seasons, respectively.

Note: “This Week” was retitled to “This Week-Sunday” for the FIFA World Cup.  Numbers are excluded from the STD averages.

Robin Sproul, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, serves as the Executive in Charge of “This Week” and Jonathan Greenberger serves as the Executive Producer.

Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.


Sunday, June 15, 2014 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC ”THIS WEEK-SUNDAY” 2,139,000 723,000/0.6
NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,161,000 594,000/0.5
CBS ”FACE THE NATION” 2,709,000 687,000/0.6
CBS ”FACE THE NATION-2″ 1,490,000 350,000/0.3
FOX ”FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,004,000 265,000/0.2


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 6/15/14, 6/8/14 and 6/16/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 6/15/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 6/16/13).   


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