‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54





‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for the 2nd Week in a Row on Sunday, Aug. 29
Ratings Report: ABC News Programming
For Sunday, Aug. 29

‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for the 2nd Week in a Row on Sunday, Aug. 29

‘This Week’ Grows From the Previous Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in Four Months and Best News Demo Performance in 6 Months

‘This Week’ Posts Gains on the Year-Ago Sunday in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Season to Date, ‘This Week’ Is Seeing Its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years, Standing as the Only Public Affairs Show to Grow Its Overall Audience

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (688,000) for the 2nd week in a row on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “This Week” outperformed CBS’ “Face the Nation” (559,000) by 129,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (597,000) by 91,000.

In addition, “This Week” beat NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (+258,000 – 2.984 million vs. 2.726 million), delivering its largest overall viewer win over the NBC program in over 6 years – since 7/19/15, based on regular telecasts.

“This Week” grew from the previous week in Total Viewers (+13% – 2.984 million vs. 2.636 million) and Adults 25-54 (+9*% – 688,000 vs. 634,000), drawing its largest overall audience in 4 months and turning in its best news demo performance in 6 months – since 4/25/21 and 2/21/21, respectively.

“This Week” saw gains on the year-ago Sunday in Total Viewers (+13% – 2.984 million vs. 2.637 million) and Adults 25-54 (+6% – 688,000 vs. 650,000).

Season to date, “This Week” is improving in Total Viewers (+2% – 3.074 million vs. 3.018 million) versus the same point last season, seeing its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2016-2017 season. In fact, “This Week” stands as the only public affairs show to grow its overall audience.

“This Week” (648,000) is leading CBS’ “Face the Nation” (632,000) in Adults 25-54 (+16,000). In addition, “This Week” is narrowing its Total Viewer gap with the CBS program (-18% – 332,000 vs. 403,000) versus last season.

“This Week” is cutting its season margins with NBC’s “Meet the Press” in half in both Total Viewers (-52% – 245,000 vs. 506,000) and Adults 25-54 (-49% – 70,000 vs. 136,000) to its narrowest in 6 years in both measures– since the 2014-2015 season.

George Stephanopoulos is anchor of “This Week.” Martha Raddatz is Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week.”

Sunday, August 29, 2021 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK” 2,984,000 688,000/0.6

NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 2,726,000 597,000/0.5

CBS “FACE THE NATION” 3,111,000 559,000/0.5

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2” 2,272,000 417,000/0.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 1,194,000 328,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 8/29/21, 8/22/21 and 8/30/20 or as dated. Most Current: 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 – 8/29/21) and 2019 -2020 Season (9/23/19 – 8/30/20). *Beginning 8/31/20, National ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Prior to 8/31/20, ratings do not include OOH viewing. Nielsen ratings for “This Week” include additional airings in select markets. Averages based on regular telecasts.



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