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March 13, 2014

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming

For March 9, 2014



ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks No. 1 for the 3rd Week in a Row in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54


“This Week’s” 3-Week Run at No. 1 Stands as its Best in Over 16 Years in Total Viewers

And Best in Over 18 Years in Adults 25-54


On March 9, 2014, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 for the 3rd week in a row in both Total Viewers (3.267 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.109 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. “This Week’s” 3-week run at No. 1 stands as its best in over 16 years in Total Viewers (2/1 – 2/15/98) and best in over 18 years in Adults 25-54 (9/24 – 10/8/95), based on regular telecasts. 


“This Week” led CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 378,000 Total Viewers and by 219,000 Adults 25-54 lead, leading the CBS program by its largest overall viewer advantagein 1 1/2 years – since 9/2/12.  In addition, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” by 376,000 Total Viewers and by 223,000 Adults 25-54.


“This Week” surged on its year-ago telecast (2.368 million and 646,000, respectively on 3/10/13) in both Total Viewers (+38%) and Adults 25-54 (+72%). In fact, “This Week” has delivered year-to-year increases for the last 6 weeks in both measures. The ABC public affairs program was also up the most from its year-earlier telecast compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” (-9%/-2%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (+9%/+10%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (-13%/-25%).


Season to date, This Weekis up in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 25-54 (+9%) 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 versusCBS’ “Face the Nation” (+1%/+1%), NBC’s “Meet the Press” (-5%/-8%) and Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” (flat/-12%).   


In addition, “This Week” leads NBC’s “Meet the Press” this season in both Total Viewers (+23,000) and Adults 25-54 (+4,000), beating the NBC program during a season for the first time in 17 years in overall viewers and in 20 years in the key adult news demo – since the 1996-97 and the 1993-94 seasons, respectively.


Follow “This Week” on Twitter @ThisWeekABC.


Sunday, March 9, 2014       TOTAL VIEWERS      A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”               3,267,000         1,109,000/0.9

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”          2,891,000           886,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         2,889,000           890,000/0.7

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”       1,601,000           434,000/0.4

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”         1,039,000           293,000/0.2


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 3/9/14, 3/2/14and 3/10/13 or as dated.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 3/9/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 3/10/13).   


ABC News Media Relations: Heather Riley (212) 456-4396, [email protected]

Disney-ABC Media Relations: Pons Rongavilla (818) 460-5615, [email protected]



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