ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks No. 1 in Both Total Viewers and Adults25-54 for the 2nd Straight Week

By ABCNewsPR

Jul 11, 2014 10:51am

“This Week” is up by Double-Digits in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Versus its Year-Ago Season Averages

On July 6, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in both Total Viewers (2.454 million) and Adults25-54 (617,000) for the 2nd straight week, according to Nielsen Media Research.”  This Week” led CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+76,000 and +35,000, respectively), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+433,000 and +84,000, respectively) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+1.398 million and +316,000, respectively).

For the 10th time in the last 11 weeks, “This Week” improved on the year-ago Sunday in both Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%) – 2.073 million and 588,000, respectively on 7/7/13.  “This Week” was up the most year to year in overall viewers, while standing as the only public affairs program to grow in the key adult news demo.  CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-2%/-14%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-14%/-19%) were both down, while Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+6%/-10%) was mixed.

Season to date, “This Week” is up by double-digits in Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 25-54 (+15%) 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%/-7%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+3%/-10%).

In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in both Total Viewers (+178,000) and Adults 25-54 (+57,000), leading the NBC program by its largest Total Viewer advantagein 18 years, while beating “Meet the Press in during a season for the first time 20 years in the key adult news demo – since the 1995-96 and the 1993-94 seasons, respectively.

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.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014                TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC “THIS WEEK”                         2,454,000                 617,000/0.5
NBC “MEET THE PRESS”            2,021,000                 533,000/0.4
CBS “FACE THE NATION”          2,378,000                 582,000/0.5
CBS “FACE THE NATION-2″      1,355,000                 357,000/0.3
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”       1,056,000                301,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 7/6/14, 6/29/14 and 7/7/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 7/6/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 7/7/13).

ABC News Media Relations: Heather Riley (212) 456-4396, Heather.M.Riley@abc.com
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