<center style="text-align:center;"> ‘This Week’ Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54</center>

ByCaragh Fisher
July 19, 2016, 4:13 PM

&#151; -- ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 public affairs program in Adults 25-54 (887,000) on July 17, 2016, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press-MTP” (764,000) by 123,000 and CBS’ “Face the Nation” (861,000) by 26,000.

“This Week” posted increases from the previous week (2.930 million and 882,000, respectively, on 7/10/16) in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%).

For the 2nd straight week, “This Week” improved on the same Sunday last year (2.899 million and 879,000, respectively, on 7/19/15) in both Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%).

Season to date, “This Week” leads CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 21,000 Adults 25-54 (936,000 vs. 915,000), beating the CBS program for the first time in the news demo at this point of the season 7 years – since the 2008-09 season.

“This Week” is improving in both Total Viewers (+15% - 3.237 million vs. 2.819 million) and Adults 25-54 (+7% - 936,000 vs. 873,000) versus its year-ago season averages. In fact, “This Week” is drawing its largest overall audience in 17 years and posting its strongest news demo performance in 7 years – since the 1998-99 and 2008-09 seasons, respectively.

NOTE: “Meet the Press” was retitled to “Meet the Press-MTP” and the telecast is excluded from the season averages.

Jonathan Greenberger is vice president and Washington Bureau chief, and also serves as the executive producer of “This Week.” Robin Sproul serves as vice president, Public Affairs and executive-in-charge of “This Week.”

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