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August 28, 2014

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For Sunday August 24, 2014

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“This Week” is #1 in Adults 25-54 for the Fourth Consecutive Week


“This Week” Ranks #1 in News Demo 11 of Last 13 Weeks


“This Week” Grows by Double-Digits Year-to-Year and Season-to-Date in

Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers


On August 24, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” stood as No. 1 public affairs program on Sunday in Adults 25-54 (857,000), according to Nielsen Media Research.  “This Week” has ranked No. 1 in the key adult news demo for the last 4 weeks and in 11 of the last 13.


“This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 369,000 Total Viewers and by 145,000 Adults 25-54, leading the NBC program in overall viewers for the last 9 weeks and in 8 of the last 9 in the key adult news demo.


“This Week” improved on the year-ago Sunday by double-digits in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+14%) – 2.491 million and 749,000, respectively on 8/25/13. The ABC public affairs program has turned in year-to-year improvement in both measures in 8 of the last 9 weeks.


Season to date, “This Weekis up by double-digits in Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 25-54 (+16%) versus its year-ago season averages. “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 versusCBS’ “Face the Nation” (+2%/+1%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-5%/-6%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (+4%/-9%).


“This Week” also leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in both Total Viewers (+207,000) and Adults 25-54 (+70,000), leading the NBC program by its largest Total Viewer advantage in 18 years and biggest in the key adult news demo in 21 years – since the 1995-96 and the 1992-93 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, August 24, 2014     TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”               2,811,000           857,000/0.7

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”          2,442,000           712,000/0.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         3,053,000           829,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”       1,824,000           425,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,298,000           396,000/0.3


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 8/24/14, 8/17/14and 8/25/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 8/24/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 8/25/13).


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