Headlines » Press Release http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 “NY Med” Wins in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/ny-med-wins-in-total-viewers-and-adults-25-54/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/ny-med-wins-in-total-viewers-and-adults-25-54/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:56:12 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523546

For the 3rd Week in a Row, “NY Med” is Most-Watched TV Show in its Hour 

“NY Med” Jumps 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to Match a Season High

“NY Med” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49): 

Gaining on its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. and building throughout its telecast, ABC’s “NY Med” was the most-watched TV show in its hour for the 3rd week running (5.2 million), outdrawing its original competition on NBC by 1.9 million viewers (“Last Comic Standing” = 3.3 million). The show also led the hour with Adults 25-54 (1.3/4).

  • “NY Med” surged week to week in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+29%), equaling a season high with young adults.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 07/10/14.

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“Nightline” is #1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/nightline-is-1-in-total-viewers-and-adults-25-54/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/nightline-is-1-in-total-viewers-and-adults-25-54/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:20:17 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523532

Leading in Total Viewers for 7 Straight Weeks and in 12 of Last 14 

 ”Nightline” Posts Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Increases in All Key Demos 

Season to Date, “Nightline” Leads CBS in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49   

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 for the week in Total Viewers (1.482 million) and Adults 25-54 (647,000) for the week of June 30, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Delivering its longest winning streak in its new time period, “Nightline” has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers for 7 consecutive weeks and in 12 of the last 14 weeks. 

“Nightline” posted week-to-week increases (1.448 million, 575,000 and 450,000 on w/o 6/23/14) in Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+13%) and Adults 18-49 (+9%).

“Nightline” also improved on the year-ago week (1.371 million, 546,000 and 438,000, respectively, on w/o 7/1/13) in Total Viewers (+8%), Adults 25-54 (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%).

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+250,000), Adults 25-54 (+87,000) and Adults 18-49 (+48,000).

Note: Due to the July 4th holiday, all three programs were coded specials on Friday and each telecast was excluded from the averages.  The weekly averages for all three programs are based on 3 days (Mon-Thurs).

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Dan Abrams, and Juju Chang. Almin Karamehmedovic is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:00 a.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

 

Week of June 30, 2014:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC ”Nightline” 1,482,000 647,000/0.5 491,000/0.4
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,116,000 432,000/0.4 362,000/0.3
NBC “Late Night” 1,172,000 603,000/0.5 507,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/30/14, 6/23/14 and 7/1/13.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 7/6/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 7/7/13).  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013.

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ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Ranks No. 1 Among the Morning News Programs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-news-good-morning-america-ranks-no-1-among-the-morning-news-programs-in-total-viewers-and-adults-25-54/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-news-good-morning-america-ranks-no-1-among-the-morning-news-programs-in-total-viewers-and-adults-25-54/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:24:16 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523515 ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Ranks No. 1 Among the Morning News Program in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Season to Date, “GMA” Stands as the No. 1 Morning News Program for the 2nd-Straight Year in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

“GMA” is Posting its Largest Total Viewer Season Margin in More than 22 Years and Biggest in Adults 25-54 in 21 Years Over “Today”

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 among the morning news program in Total Viewers (4.605 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.703 million)for the week of June 30, 2014, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “GMA” beat NBC’s “Today” (4.294 million and 1.625 million, respectively) during the week by 311,000 Total Viewers and by 78,000 Adults 25-54.

“GMA” has won in overall viewers and the key adult news demo every week since the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics 19 weeks ago.  Overall, “GMA” has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers in 101 of the last 105 weeks (since w/o 6/25/12), finishing behind “Today” only during the two weeks of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the two weeks of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In Adults 25-54, “GMA” has ranked No. 1 in 37 of the 41 weeks of the season, pacing ahead of the No. 1 finishes at the same point of the 2012-13 Season (33 of 40 weeks*).

Season to date, “GMA” stands as the No. 1 morning news program for the 2nd-straight year in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. “GMA” is leading NBC’s “Today” by 673,000 Total Viewers and 127,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, “GMA” has widened its season margins over “Today” versus the same point last season in Total Viewers by 1% (673,000 vs. 664,000) and in Adults 25-54 by 55% (127,000 vs. 82,000).

“GMA” is posting its largest Total Viewer season margin in more than 22 years and biggest in Adults 25-54 in 21 years over “Today” – since at least the 1991-92 season (Nielsen’s electronic database started on September of 1991) and the 1992-93 season, respectively.

Growing in both measures for the 4th season in a row, “GMA” is up over the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 25-54 (+9%).  In fact, “GMA” is seeing its largest overall season audience in more than 22 years and best Adults 25-54 performance in 8 years – since before the 1991-92 season and the 2005-06 seasons, respectively. “GMA” is also up the most in Adults 25-54 compared to “CBS This Morning” (-2%) and NBC’s “Today” (+7%).

During the week, “GMA” led “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers by 58%, while more than doubling inAdults 25-54 (+102%) and Adults 18-49 (+109%).

Note: Due to the July 4th holiday, all three programs were coded as specials on Friday and each telecast was excluded from the averages.  The weekly averages for all three programs are based on 4 days (Mon-Thurs).

WEEK OF 6/30/14                             TOTAL VIEWERS           ADULTS 25-54              ADULTS 18-49           HOUSEHOLDS

GOOD MORNING AMERICA          4,605,000                      1.4/13; 1,703,000          1.0/10; 1,227,000                3.5/14

TODAY                                                  4 ,294,000                        1.4/12; 1,625,000         1.0/11; 1,296,000              3.2/13

CBS THIS MORNING                        2,921,000                         0.7/ 6;   841,000              0.5/ 5;   588,000            2.1/ 9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/30/14, 6/23/14 and 7/1/13, or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 7/6/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 7/7/13).  Due to coverage of Hurricane Sandy, w/o 10/29/12 was coded as a breakout and is excluded from the season count and averages.

Emmy Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Amy Robachand Ginger Zee airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) on ABC. Tom Cibrowski is senior executive producer.

ABC News Media Relations: Alison Bridgman (212) 456-1578 / Heather Riley (212) 456-4396

Disney-ABC Media Relations: Pons Rongavilla: (818) 460-5615

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ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks No. 1 in Both Total Viewers and Adults25-54 for the 2nd Straight Week http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-news-this-week-with-george-stephanopoulos-ranks-no-1-in-both-total-viewers-and-adults25-54-for-the-2nd-straight-week/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-news-this-week-with-george-stephanopoulos-ranks-no-1-in-both-total-viewers-and-adults25-54-for-the-2nd-straight-week/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:51:18 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523498 “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.

Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.

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
Disney-ABC Media Relations: Pons Rongavilla (818) 460-5615, Ponciano.Rongavilla@disney.com

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ABC “WORLD NEWS” BEATS NBC “NIGHTLY NEWS” IN BOTH KEY DEMOS BY HIGHEST MARGINS IN OVER SIX YEARS http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-world-news-beats-nbc-nightly-news-in-both-key-demos-by-highest-margins-in-over-six-years/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-world-news-beats-nbc-nightly-news-in-both-key-demos-by-highest-margins-in-over-six-years/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:00:58 +0000 Van Scott http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523365 “World News” is the Only Program to Improve in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Compared to Last Year and Last Week

“World News” Narrows Gap with “Nightly News” in Total Viewers to -68K: Closest Finish Since September 2012

Season to Date, “World News” is the Only Evening Broadcast to Improve in Adults 25-54 (+5%) from the Same Period Last Year

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” ranked as the No. 1 evening newscast in Adults 25-54 (1.883 million) for the week of June 30, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research. In fact, “World News” beat NBC’s “Nightly News” (1.726 million) during the week by its largest news demo margin (+157,000) in more than 6 years – since w/o 2/25/08. Further, “World News” has ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 in 7 of the last 13 weeks

“World News” saw increases over the prior week (7.340 million, 1.861 million and 1.270 million, respectively, for w/o 6/23/14) for the 2nd consecutive week in Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%). In fact, “World News” was the only evening news program to grow over the prior week in any key measure as both “CBS Evening News” (-2%/-3%/-3%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-6%/-10%/-14%) both lost viewers.

For the 6th week in a row, “World News” grew from the year-earlier week in both Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%) – 7.178 million, 1.753 million and 1.222 million, respectively, on w/o 7/1/13. In fact, “World News” was also the only evening news program to grow in any key measure, as “CBS Evening News” (flat/-9%/-6%) was mixed, while “NBC Nightly News” (-2%/-14%/-14%) was down. Further, “World News” has turned in year-to-year gains in all three measures in 8 of the last 11 weeks.

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” ranked as the No. 1 evening newscast in Adults 18-49 (1.270 million), leading NBC’s “Nightly News” (1.203 million) during the week by 67,000 Adults 18-49. “World News” turned in its largest margin of victory in Adults 18-49 in over 6 years – since w/o 1/21/08.

“World News” ranked No. 1 three times during the week in Total Viewers, outdrawing “NBC Nightly News” on Monday (+104,000 – 7.869 million vs. 7.765 million), Wednesday (+31,000 – 7.521 million vs. 7.490 million) and Thursday (+163,000 – 7.111 million vs. 6.948 million). It stands as the first time in over 5 1/2 years that “World News” beat “Nightly News” three times during the week – since w/o 10/27/08, based on regular telecasts. Further, for the first time this season, “World News’” aired the week’s most-watched telecast with its Monday airing.

In Adults 25-54, “World News” also ranked No. 1 three times during the week in Adults 25-54, leading “NBC Nightly News” on Monday (+305,000 – 2.202 million vs. 1.897 million), Wednesday (+118,000 – 1.881 million vs. 1.763 million) and Thursday (+325,000 – 1.778 million vs. 1.453 million). “World News” also owned the week’s No. 1 Adults 25-54 telecast with its Monday airing.

“World News” slashed nearly all of its Total Viewers margins with “NBC Nightly News” both week to week (-89% – 68,000 vs. 604,000) and year to year (-86% – 68,000 vs. 499,000). In fact, “World News” turned in its closest performance with “Nightly News” in 19 months – since w/o 9/24/12.

Season to date, “World News” is up versus the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%), delivering its most-watched season in 6 years and best news demo number in 3 years – since the 2007-08 and the 2010-11 seasons, respectively. “World News” also stands as the only evening newscast to improve on its news demo performance from the previous season compared to “CBS Evening News” (-5%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-2%).

In addition, “World News” is narrowing its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 by more than half (-51% – 154,000 vs. 314,000) compared to its season margin from the same point last year. In fact, cutting its Adults 25-54 gap by double digits for the 3rd consecutive season, “World News” is seeing its closest news demo performance with the NBC program in 6 years – since the 2007-08 season.

“World News” has nearly doubled its Adults 25-54 season lead over “CBS Evening News” versus its year-ago season lead (+90% – 408,000 vs. 215,000).

For the week, “ABC World News” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.692 million Total Viewers and by 567,000 Adults 25-54, posting its largest overall viewer advantage in 9 months – since w/o 9/9/13.

NOTE: Due to the 4th of July holiday, “ABC World News,” “NBC Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News” were coded as specials on Friday (7/4/14) and each telecasts was excluded from the program averages. ABC’s, NBC’s and CBS’ weekly averages are based on four days (Mon-Thurs).

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Michael Corn is the executive producer of the broadcast. Follow Diane Sawyer and the “World News” team online: @DianeSawyer; @ABCWorldNews; facebook.com/DianeSawyer; facebook.com/WorldNews.

EVENING NEWS (Week of June 30, 2014)

TOTAL VIEWERS ADULTS 25-54 ADULTS 18-49 HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS 7,438,000 1.6/7; 1,883,000 1.0/5; 1,270,000    4.9/10
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 7,506,000 1.4/6; 1,726,000 0.9/5; 1,203,000 4.9/10
CBS EVENING NEWS 5,746,000 1.1/5; 1,316,000 0.7/4;   939,000 3.8/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/30/14, 6/23/14 and 7/1/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 7/6/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 7/7/13).

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“WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” AIRING FRIDAY, JULY 11 AT 9:00 P.M. ON ABC http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/what-would-you-do-airing-friday-july-11-at-900-p-m-on-abc/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/what-would-you-do-airing-friday-july-11-at-900-p-m-on-abc/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:36:08 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523368

When People See a Situation that Cries Out for Action, 

Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?

When you think no one is watching… what would you do?  Using hidden cameras, “What Would You Do?” establishes everyday scenarios and then captures people’s reactions. Whether people are compelled to act or mind their own business, John Quiñones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process.  “WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” airs FRIDAY, JULY 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Friday, July 11 scenarios Include:

  • Brides are traditionally queens of the wedding kingdom with grooms taking a backseat in choosing wedding day details.  But these days grooms are getting more involved in planning – giving rise to the term “Groomzillas.”  So what will fellow shoppers at a bridal salon do when they witness a Groomzilla in action, criticizing his fiancé and every dress she tries on for him?  And what will happen when bridal dress designer Pnina Tornai encounters the groomzilla?

 

  • How will fellow shoppers react to a woman pretending to be handicapped so she can use a motorized shopping cart, and have others help grab her groceries?

 

  • What will diners do when their waitress is more concerned with her cell phone than her customers?  (OAD:  12/10/13)

 

  • A man walks down a sidewalk, checking the handle on every parked car in his path, until he gets to our staged unlocked car. He then leans in, rummages around, and starts to take items from the car.   Will anyone confront him on his blatant attempt at theft?  What will happen if the thief is African American or a woman?  (OAD: 7/19/13)

 

“What Would You Do?” has won awards from the Chicago International Television Festival and the Avon Foundation’s 2006 Voice of Change award for exposing “injustice and wrongdoing against women and bringing the message of domestic violence to the mainstream.”

David Sloan is senior executive producer and Danielle Rossen is executive producer of “What Would You Do?”

 

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THIS WEEK ON “NY MED,” DR. OZ IS BACK TO DEAL WITH A PERPLEXING CASE OF A MOTORCYLCE COP WHO SUFFERS A MYSTERIOUS STROKE WHILE ON VACATION WITH HIS KIDS http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/this-week-on-ny-med-dr-oz-is-back-to-deal-with-a-perplexing-case-of-a-motorcylce-cop-who-suffers-a-mysterious-stroke-while-on-vacation-with-his-kids/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/this-week-on-ny-med-dr-oz-is-back-to-deal-with-a-perplexing-case-of-a-motorcylce-cop-who-suffers-a-mysterious-stroke-while-on-vacation-with-his-kids/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:04:19 +0000 Nicole Enberg http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523325 Plus: A 19-year old student pilot survives a fiery plane crash and then mesmerizes his doctors with his amazing story

Watch Episode 203 Preview

After nearly two years of production, “NY MED” is back. This fast-paced, eight-part series mostly toggles between the orderly operating rooms of Manhattan’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital – the primary venue for the series – where renowned surgeons perform feats of medical brilliance and the sometimes hectic trauma wards of Newark’s University Hospital where skilled doctors gallantly struggle to treat a flood of gunshot, stabbing and life-threatening trauma cases. The surgeons of NY MED never forget that there are limits to what medical science can do and that sometimes their best efforts come up short. In “Episode 203,” which airs THURSDAY, July 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), viewers will encounter the following patients, doctors and nurses:

Fast-thinking trauma doc Ziad Sifri can’t believe his eyes when a19-year-old plane crash survivor arrives in the ER at University Hospital in Newark. The youngster was a student pilot whose instructor was killed on impact. Besides treating his patient, Dr. Sifri has to manage expectations and fears of the young man’s parents. Also at Newark, for the first time a young surgical resident, Neha Goel, must use her own hands to perform a potentially life-saving technique that machines just cannot handle.

The surgical resident from Episode 201, Ashley Winter, returns to operate on a favorite patient who is suffering with bladder cancer. As a third year urology resident, Ashley is hopeful that chemotherapy will work wonders on the tumor, but quickly learns that her patient will need a life-altering surgery. Ashley breaks the bad news to the patient and finds herself overcome with feelings. It raises the question of how emotionally invested a young doctor can afford to become in the outcome of an individual patient.

Dr. Len Girardi doesn’t believe in lost causes. A cardiac surgeon at the top of his game, Dr. Girardi meets a mother of three who was sent home to die when a top hospital decided the tumor on her heart was inoperable. Dr. Girardi tells the patient, “not so” and attempts the surgery that others say is impossible.

And surgeon Dr. Oz is back in the operating room to deal with a perplexing case of a motorcycle cop who suffers a mysterious stroke while on vacation with his family. Dr. Oz quickly discovers that his patient, Joseph Carratala, has a hole in his heart that will be fatal if it is not repaired immediately. Now it’s a race against time to fix this life-threatening condition and see if Joseph’s heart will restart.

Don’t miss “NY MED” on THURSDAY, JULY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Terence Wrong is the executive producer of “NY MED.” Erica Baumgart is the supervising producer and Monica DelaRosa is the senior series producer. Andy Genovese and Aysu Grodowski are series producers.

-ABC-

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ABC NEWS FINISHES 2Q14 #1 IN EVERY DAY PART http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-news-finishes-2q14-1-in-every-day-part/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/abc-news-finishes-2q14-1-in-every-day-part/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:09:36 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523278

“Good Morning America” is No.1 across All Key Target Demos,

Winning Among A18-49 for First Time in 20 Years

 

“World News” Ranks No.1 in Adults 25-54 for the First Time in More Than Six Years

 

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Delivers First Demo Win

During Any Quarter in Nearly 17 years

“Nightline” Scores A Quarter Win in Total Viewers

For the First Time Ever in its New Time Slot

 

“20/20″ Delivers its Strongest 2nd Quarter Performance in 8 years in Total Viewers

And in 7 years in Adults 25-54

 

Yahoo-ABC News Network Marks 28 Consecutive Months as No. 1 Source

For News and Information Online

Highlights from 2Q14:

  • “Good Morning America“ - #1 across all key target demos, marking the 8th consecutive quarter victory in Total Viewers and 7th in a row in Adults 25-54 
  • World News with Diane Sawyer” - #1 in Adults 25-54 for the first time in more than six years
  • “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” - #1 in Adults 25-54 to score first demo win during any quarter in nearly 17 years
  • “Nightline” – #1 in Total Viewers to score a quarter win for the first time ever in its new time slot
  • “20/20″ - #1 in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, turning in its strongest 2nd quarter performance in 8 years in Total Viewers and in 7 years in Adults 25-54
  • For 28 consecutive months the Yahoo!-ABC News Network has delivered more page views, total unique users and total minutes than any other online news source, making it the #1 source for news and information online

“Good Morning America

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 during the 2nd Quarter 2014 across all key target demos: Total Viewers (5.542 million), Adults 25-54 (2.085 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.509 million).

  • 2Q14 represented “GMA’s” 8th consecutive quarter victory in Total Viewers and 7th in a row in Adults 25-54. 
  • “GMA” scored its first Adults 18-49 quarter win during any quarter in 6 quarters - since 4Q12.
  • “GMA” turned its first back-to-back 2nd quarter victories in 18 years in Total Viewers (since 2Q94 and 2Q95) and in 19 years in Adults 25-54 (since 2Q93 and 2Q94).
  • GMA” won the 2nd quarter in Adults 18-49 for the first time in 20 years - since 2Q94.
  • “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.761 million, 1.899 million and 1.502 million) during 2Q14 by +781,000 Total Viewers, by +186,000 Adults 25-54 and by +7,000 Adults 18-49, beating the NBC program by its largest news demo advantage during any quarter in 21 yearssince 2Q93.

“World News with Diane Sawyer”

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” won the 2nd Quarter 2014 in Adults 25-54 (1.980 million).

  • Leading NBC’s “Nightly News” (1.964 million) by 16,000 demo viewers, “World News” delivered its first victory for any quarter in more than 6 years and first win during a 2nd quarter in 7 years – since 1Q08 and 2Q07, respectively.
  • In Total Viewers, “World News” narrowed its margins with “Nightly News” compared to the previous quarter (-48% – 682,000 vs. 1.317 million for 1Q14) and the year-ago quarter (-13% – 682,000 vs. 786,000 for 2Q13).
  •  In fact, cutting its year-ago 2nd quarter margin for the 3rd year in a row, “World News” posted its closest 2Q Total Viewer performance with “Nightly News” in 4 years – since 2Q10.
  • “World News” built on the year-ago quarter (7.249 million and 1.846 million for 2Q13) in both Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 25-54 (+7%) to see its strongest 2Q performance in 3 years – since 2Q11.

“Nightline”

ABC’s “Nightline” won the 2Q14 in Total Viewers (1.693 million), winning a quarter for the first time in its new time slot.

  • “Nightline” led NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (+111,000) and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (+298,000).
  • “Nightline” outperformed the CBS program by its largest-ever quarter margins across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+298,000), Adults 25-54 (+113,000) and Adults 18-49 (+72,000).
  • “Nightline” improved on its year-ago quarter performance in Total Viewers (+5%) – 1.613 million on 2Q13.  In fact, “Nightline” delivered ABC’s largest overall audience in the time period during a 2nd quarter in 12 years – since 2Q02.

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos”

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” won the 2nd quarter 2014 in Adults 25-54 (826,000).

  • “This Week” captured its first demo win during any quarter in nearly 17 years and first during a 2nd quarter in 20 years – since 3Q97 and 2Q94, respectively.
  • Beating NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 for the 4th quarter in a row, “This Week” outperformed the NBC program by its largest news demo advantage for any quarter in more nearly 21 years and biggest during a 2nd quarter in 22 years – since 3Q93 and 2Q92, respectively.
  • “This Week” defeated CBS’ “Face the Nation” in Adults 25-54 (+45,000) first time during a quarter in nearly 3 years with its largest quarter advantage in nearly 5 years – since 3Q11 and 3Q09, respectively.  Further, “This Week” led the CBS program by its largest 2nd quarter lead in 14 years – since 2Q00.
  • In Total Viewers, “This Week” outdelivered NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 4th consecutive quarter, leading the NBC program by its largest overall viewer advantage (+421,000) for any quarter in nearly 17 years – since 3Q97.

“20/20″

During the 2nd quarter 2014 in its 10:00 p.m. time period, ABC’s “20/20″ ranked No. 1 in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

  • The ABC newsmagazine led both its NBC (+33%/+47%, respectively – “Hannibal”/”Crossbones”) and CBS (+23%/+10%, respectively – “Blue Bloods”) competition during the quarter.
  • “20/20″ improved on 2Q13 across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+24%), Adults 25-54 (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), based on Most Current data.  In fact, “20/20″ turned in its strongest 2nd quarter performance in 8 years in Total Viewers and in 7 years in Adults 25-54 – since 2Q06 and 2Q07, respectively.
  • During 2Q14, ABC’s “20/20″ stood as the No. 1 newsmagazine in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, leading CBS’ “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” and NBC’s “Dateline-Fri.”

ABC News Digital

As of May 2014, The Yahoo-ABC News Network is the No. 1 source of news and information online for 28 consecutive months.

 

  • 2 billion page views consumed by 68 million unique visitors in June across desktop
  • As America’s No. 1 morning news show website, GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo delivered over 8 million more unique viewers and 1 million more unique visitors compared to Today in May.
  • Additionally, 17.8 million unique visitors turned to GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo in May for the latest breaking news, health, entertainment and lifestyle content 24/7.
  • ABC News also launched ABC News on Apple TV, delivering live and on-demand access to the best of ABC News’ video, hourly updates, original programming and more.

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49. Most Current – 2Q14: 3/31 – 6/29/14.  1Q14: 12/30/13 – 3/30/14. 2Q13: 4/1 – 6/30/13. All averages based on regular telecasts.  Most Current data is the metric ABC has consistently used for many years to report and track quarterly, sweeps and season ratings.  It measures all available viewership up to seven days after a program airs.  Because there is a two-week lag for Nielsen in processing Live + 7 data, Most Current numbers include Live + 7 data and the two most recent weeks of Live + Same Day data.  The second quarter results report Live + 7 data for 3/31/14-6/15/14 and Live + Same Day data for 6/16/14-6/29/14.

 

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“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Wins the 2nd Quarter 2014 in Adults 25-54 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/this-week-with-george-stephanopoulos-wins-the-2nd-quarter-2014-in-adults-25-54/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/07/this-week-with-george-stephanopoulos-wins-the-2nd-quarter-2014-in-adults-25-54/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:34:16 +0000 ABCNewsPR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=523153 “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Wins the 2nd Quarter 2014

in Adults 25-54

 

“This Week ” ranks No. 1 in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for June 29, 2014

 

 

 

2Q 2014

 

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” won the 2nd quarter 2014 in Adults 25-54 (826,000), according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” captured its first demo win during any quarter in nearly 17 years and first during a 2nd quarter in 20 years – since 3Q97 and 2Q94, respectively. 

 

Beating NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Adults 25-54 for the 4th quarter in a row, “This Week” outperformed the NBC program by its largest news demo advantage for any quarter in more nearly 21 years and biggest during a 2nd quarter in 22 years – since 3Q93 and 2Q92, respectively.

 

“This Week” defeated CBS’ “Face the Nation” in Adults 25-54 (+45,000) first time during a quarter in nearly 3 years with its largest quarter advantage in nearly 5 years – since 3Q11 and 3Q09, respectively.  Further, “This Week” led the CBS program by its largest 2nd quarter lead in 14 years – since 2Q00.  

 

In Total Viewers, “This Week” outdelivered NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 4th consecutive quarter, leading the NBC program by its largest overall viewer advantage (+421,000) for any quarter in nearly 17 years – since 3Q97.

 

“This Week” posted double-digit increases from the year-ago quarter (2.447 million and 680,000, respectively on 2Q13) in both Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 25-54 (+21%).  In fact, “This Week” delivered its strongest 2nd quarter performance in 15 years in Total Viewers and in 5 years in Adults 25-54 – since 2Q99 and 2Q09, respectively.  In addition, “This Week” grew the most in Total Viewers and stood as the only public affairs program to grow in Adults 25-54, as CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-6%/-8%) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-11%/-9%) were both down, while Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+3%/-9%) was mixed.

 

 

June 29, 2014

 

On June 29, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in both Total Viewers (2.643 million) and Adults 25-54 (890,000), according to Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” led CBS’ “Face the Nation” (+55,000 and +231,000, respectively), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+94,000 and +68,000, respectively) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+1.617 million and +600,000, respectively)

 

“This Week” was up week to week in both Total Viewers (+19%) and Adults 25-54 (+36%) – 2.217 million and 655,000, respectively, on 6/22/14.  The ABC public affairs program increased the most versus the previous week compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-13%/-21%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+9%/+16%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-11%/-19%).  

 

For the 9th time in the last 10 weeks, “This Week” grew from its year-ago telecast both Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 25-54 (+46%) - 2.456 million and 608,000, respectively on 6/30/13.  “This Week” saw the most year-to-year improvement versus CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-4%/-15%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+3%/+36%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+3%/-19%).  

 

Season to date, “This Weekis 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” (+2%/-9%).  

In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in both Total Viewers (+174,000) and Adults 25-54 (+57,000), leading the NBC program by its largest Total Viewer advantage in 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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July 3, 2014

 

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

2nd Quarter 2014 and Week of June 23, 2014 

 

“GMA” is #1 for Second Quarter 2014 Across All Key Target Demos:

Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

“GMA” Wins Among Adults 18-49 for First Time in 20 Years

“GMA” Outperforms NBC’s “Today” by Largest News Demo Margin
During Any Quarter in 21 Years
  
“GMA” Delivers Most-Watched Second Quarter in Over 22 Years
 
“GMA” Wins 8th Consecutive Quarter Over “Today” in Total Viewers;
7th Straight Win in Adults 25-54
 
“GMA” Grows in All Key Demos Compared to Second Quarter 2013
 
 
“GMA” is #1 for the Week of June 23rd in All Key Measures:
Leading NBC’s “Today” by 664,000 Total Viewers, 172,000 Adults 25-54 and 41,000 Adults 18-49
 
“GMA” is #1 in Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers for Last 18 Weeks (Every Week Since Olympics)
 
“GMA” Wins Across All Key Target Demos for the 6th Time in 7 Weeks

 

2Q 2014:

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 during the 2nd Quarter 2014 across all key target demos: Total Viewers (5.542 million), Adults 25-54 (2.085 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.509 million), based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research.  2Q14 represented “GMA’s” 8th consecutive quarter victory in Total Viewers and 7th in a row in Adults 25-54.  Further, “GMA” scored its first Adults 18-49 quarter win during any quarter in 6 quarters - since 4Q12.  

 

In addition, after also winning the year-ago quarter, “GMA” turned its first back-to-back 2nd quarter victories in 18 years in Total Viewers (since 2Q94 and 2Q95) and in 19 years in Adults 25-54 (since 2Q93 and 2Q94).  Further, “GMA” won the 2nd quarter in Adults 18-49 for the first time in 20 years - since 2Q94.

 

“GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.761 million, 1.899 million and 1.502 million) during 2Q14 by +781,000 Total Viewers, by +186,000 Adults 25-54 and by +7,000 Adults 18-49, beating the NBC program by its largest news demo advantage during any quarter in 21 yearssince 2Q93.  In addition, “GMA” saw its 2nd-largest Total Viewer advantage over “Today” (behind only 2Q13 of +787,000) during any quarter in more than 22 years – since at least 4Q91 (Nielsen’s electronic database started on September of 1991).

 

For the 4the year in a row, “GMA” improved on the year-ago 2nd quarter (5.501 million, 2.017 million and 1.441 million, respectively for 2Q13) in Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), attracting its largest 2Q Total Viewer audience in more than 22 years - since at least 2Q92.  In addition, “GMA” saw its strongest 2Q performance in 8 years in Adults 25-54 and in 6 years in Adults 18-49 – since 2Q06 and 2Q08, respectively. 

 

“GMA” beat CBS’ “Early Show” during 2Q14 by in Total Viewers by 82%, while more than doubling in Adults 25-54 (+126%) and Adults 18-49 (+142%)In fact, “GMA” led the CBS program by its largest 2Q advantages in 6 years in Adults 25-54 (1.162 million) and in 5 years in Adults 18-49 (886,000) – since 2Q05 and 2Q06, respectively.

 

Note: Most Current data is the metric ABC has consistently used for many years to report and track quarterly, sweeps and season ratings.  It measures all available viewership up to seven days after a program airs.  Because there is a two-week lag for Nielsen in processing Live + 7 data, Most Current numbers include Live + 7 data and the two most recent weeks of Live + Same Day data.  The second quarter results report Live + 7 data for 3/31/14-6/15/14 and Live + Same Day data for 6/16/14-6/29/14.

 

Week of June 23, 2014:

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” finished as the No. 1 morning newscast for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks across all key target demos: Total Viewers (4.945 million), Adults 25-54 (1.779 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.318 million) for the week of June 23, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research Leading in all three measures for the 4th consecutive week, “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.301 million, 1.607 million and 1.277 million, respectively) during the week by 644,000 Total Viewers, by 172,000 Adults 25-54 and by 41,000 Adults 18-49. Additionally, GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo! reached over 19 million users last month.

 

“GMA” has won in overall viewers and the key adult news demo every week since the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics 18 weeks ago.  Overall, “GMA” has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers in 100 of the last 104 weeks (since w/o 6/25/12), finishing behind “Today” only during the two weeks of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the two weeks of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In Adults 25-54, “GMA” has ranked No. 1 in 36 of the 40 weeks of the season, pacing ahead of the No. 1 finishes at the same point of the 2012-13 Season (32 of 39 weeks*). In Adults 18-49, “GMA” has ranked No. 1 for the last 4 weeks and in 7 of the last 10.

 

Season to date, “GMA” stands as the No. 1 morning news program for the 2nd-straight year in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. “GMA” is leading NBC’s “Today” by 679,000 Total Viewers and 128,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, “GMA” has widened its season margins over “Today” versus the same point last season in Total Viewers by 2% (679,000 vs. 663,000) and in Adults 25-54 by 56% (128,000 vs. 82,000).  Further, “GMA” now leads “Today” by its largest Adults 25-54 season advantage to-date.  

 

“GMA” is posting its largest Total Viewer season margin in more than 22 years and biggest in Adults 25-54 in 21 years over “Today” - since at least the 1991-92 season (Nielsen’s electronic database started on September of 1991) and the 1992-93 season, respectively.

 

Growing in both measures for the 4th season in a row, “GMA” is up over the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 25-54 (+10%).  In fact, “GMA” is seeing its largest overall season audience in more than 22 years and best Adults 25-54 performance in 8 years - since before the 1991-92 season and the 2005-06 seasons, respectively. ”GMA” is also up the most in Adults 25-54 compared to “CBS This Morning” (-2%) and NBC’s “Today” (+8%).

 

During the week, “GMA” beat “CBS This Morning” in Total Viewers by 71%, while more than doubling in Adults 25-54 (+107%) and Adults 18-49 (+131%).

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