Press Release

October 26, 2021

‘Good Morning America’ Is the No. 1 Morning Show in Total Viewers for the Week of Oct. 18

**Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Good Morning America”

For the week of Oct. 18, 2021

 

‘Good Morning America’ Is the No. 1 Morning Show in Total Viewers for the Week of Oct. 18

 

‘GMA’ Grows From the Previous Week in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

 

‘GMA’ Narrows Its Adults 18-49 Margins With ‘Today’ Both Week-to-Week (-12%) and Year-to-Year (-20%)

 

Season to Date, ‘GMA’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 10th Year in a Row

“Good Morning America” stood as the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers (3.238 million) for the week of Oct. 18, 2021, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

 

“GMA” turned in gains from the previous week in Adults 25-54 (+4% – 798,000 vs. 764,000) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 540,000 vs. 493,000).

 

“GMA” narrowed its Adults 18-49 margins with “Today,” both week to week (-12% – 113,000 vs. 128,000) and year to year (-20%- 113,000 vs. 142,000).

 

Season to date, “GMA” (3.278 million) is ranking as No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers for the 10th year in a row, leading NBC’s “Today” (3.178 million) by 100,000.

 

During the week, “GMA” (3.238 million, 798,000 and 540,000, respectively) beat “CBS Mornings” (2.515 million, 533,000 and 388,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+723,000), Adults 25-54 (+265,000) and Adults 18-49 (+152,000).

 

NOTE: On Monday (10/18/21), “CBS Mornings” was retitled to “CBS Morn” due to a CBS News special report on the death of Colin Powell. The retitled telecast is excluded from the weekly and season averages.  CBS’ weekly averages are based on four days (Tue-Fri).

 

MORNING NEWS (Week of Oct. 18, 2021):

 

TOTAL VIEWERS     ADULTS 25-54       ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS

GOOD MORNING AMERICA            3,238,000       0.7/11;    798,000     0.4/ 10;       540,000             2.3/13

TODAY                                                      3,176,000       0.8/12;    921,000      0.5/12;       653,000              2.2/12

CBS MORNINGS                                      2,515,000       0.4/ 7;     533,000       0.3/ 7;      388,000              1.7/10

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 10/18/21), Previous Week (w/o 10/11/21) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 10/19/20).  Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20 – 10/24/21) and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21 – 10/25/20). Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts. 

 

Emmy® Award-winning “GMA,” featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, airs live Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on ABC. Simone Swink is the executive producer.

 

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ABC News Media Relations
Elizabeth Hecht
elizabeth.g.hecht@abc.com

 

Pons Rongavilla
ponciano.rongavilla@abc.com

Media Relations

Pons Rongavilla

Ratings/Viewership

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