“This Week” Turns in Year-To-Year Total Viewer Gains for the 15th Consecutive Week

Season to Date “This Week” Is Improving in Both Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 25-54 (+9%) Versus Year-Ago Season Averages Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in 17 Years and Strongest News Demo Performance in 7 Years

ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” averaged 3.262 million Total Viewers and 884,000 Adults 25-54 on May 15, 2016, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“This Week” improved on the same Sunday last year in Total Viewer by double digits (+17% - 3.262 million vs. 2.781 million on 5/17/15). Further, “This Week” has turned in year-to-year Total Viewer gains for the 15th week in a row and in 32 of 34 weeks of the season to-date.

Season to date, “This Week” leads CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 18,000 Adults 25-54 (954,000 vs. 936,000), beating the CBS program for the first time in the key adult news demo at this point of a season in 7 years – since the 2008-09 season.

“This Week” is improving in both Total Viewers (+16% - 3.294 million vs. 2.846 million) and Adults 25-54 (+9% - 954,000 vs. 875,000) 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: NBC’s “Meet the Press” was pre-empted due to Premiere League Soccer.

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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