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December 7, 2021

‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ Is No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for the 2nd Week in a Row on Sunday, Dec. 5

Season To Date, ‘This Week’ Is No. 1 in Adults 25-54, Taking the Top Spot in the Key Adult News Demo for the First Time in 6 Years

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (567,000) on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research, leading both CBS’ “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the 2nd week in a row.

Season to date, “This Week” is ranking No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (551,000), leading CBS’ “Face the Nation” (512,000) and NBC’s “Meet the Press” (521,000)In fact, “This Week” is taking the top spot in the key Adult news demo for the first time in 6 years — since the 2015-2016 season.


“This Week” is leading NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Total Viewers (2.598 million vs. 2.554 million) season to date for the first time in 7 years — since the 2014-2015 season. In addition, “This Week” is cutting its season margin with CBS’ “Face the Nation” in Total Viewers by 10% (276,000 vs. 305,000).


George Stephanopoulos is anchor of “This Week.” Martha Raddatz is chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week.” Jonathan Karl is the chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week.” Dax Tejera is executive producer.

Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021                              TOTAL VIEWERS        A25-54 (000)/Rtg

ABC “THIS WEEK”                                          2,507,000                       567,000/0.5

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”                                2,639,000                       558,000/0.5

CBS “FACE THE NATION”                            2,806,000                        551,000/0.5

CBS “FACE THE NATION-2”                         2,018,000                       348,000/0.3

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”                          1,156,000                       273,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live + SD for 12/5/21, 11/28/21 and 12/6/20 or as dated. Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20 – 12/5/21 and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21 – 12/6/20). *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.



ABC News Media Relations
Elizabeth Hecht

Pons Rongavilla

Media Relations

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