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RATINGS FOR THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (9/7)
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Ratings Report for ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"
For Sunday, September 7, 2008
"THIS WEEK" BEATS "FACE THE NATION" IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54 ~FIFTH WEEK IN A ROW "THIS WEEK" INCREASES AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

"THIS WEEK" GROWS 50% AMONG A25-54 AND  43% AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS VS. LAST YEAR

"THIS WEEK" INCREASES YEAR TO YEAR, SEASON TO DATE, WEEK TO WEEK AND 3rd-QUARTER TO DATE
According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, September 7, 2008, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" outperformed CBS' "Face the Nation" among Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. This is the 32nd time this season "This Week" beat "Face" among Total Viewers. It also marks the 22nd time (plus three ties) "This Week" has placed second among Adults 25-54.  Additionally, "This Week" continues to grow among both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic.

In Total Viewers, "This Week" posted 3.28 million, marking the fifth week in a row "This Week" has increased. The show also posted its largest advantage over CBS' "Face the Nation" (400,000) since May 18, 2008.  It marks "This Week's" largest total viewing audience since January 27th, 2008.

Compared to last year, "This Week" grew the most among the Sunday discussion programs, a significant 50% among the key Adults 25-54 demographic and 43% among Total Viewers. "This Week" also increased the most of the Sunday discussion programs compared to the previous week; 14% among Total Viewers and 5% among Adults 25-54.  Finally, "This Week" grew season to date; 4% among total viewers and 5% among Adults 25-54.

*Last Sunday, "This Week" continued its award-winning On the Trail  series with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) as he campaigned in Indiana. George Stephanopoulos is the anchor of "This Week." The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.

(Week of September 1, 2008)
                           TOTAL VIEWERS       A25-54 MM/Rtg


ABC "THIS WEEK"              3,280,000         1,110,000/ .9


CBS "FACE THE NATION"        2,880,000         1,010,000/ .8


NBC "MEET THE PRESS"         4,270,000         1,440,000/1.2


FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY"        1,500,000           700,000/ .6

Source: NTI
ABC News Media Relations Contact:
Alison Bridgman 202.222.7370