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ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos Ranks No. 1

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ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos Ranks No. 1

On April 20, 2014, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" ranked No. 1 in both Total Viewers (2.616 million) and Adults 25-54 (776,000), according to Nielsen Media Research. "This Week" led CBS' "Face the Nation" by 25,000 Total Viewers and by 55,000 Adults 25-54, while beating NBC's "Meet the Press" by 428,000 Total Viewers and by 109,000 Adults 25-54.

"This Week" was up week to week in both Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 25-54 (+22%) - 2.292 million and 638,000, respectively, on 4/13/14. In addition, stood as the only public affairs program to build on its week-earlier performance compared to CBS' "Face the Nation" (-14%/-19%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-2%-1%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (-9%/-12%).

"This Week" posted double-digit increases versus its year-ago Easter telecast by +12% in Total Viewers and +1% in Adults 25-54 - 2.342 million and 770,000, respectively on 3/31/13. Additionally, "This Week" was the only program to grow from last year's Easter telecast compared the CBS' "Face the Nation" (-11%/-17%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-16%/-21%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (-2%/-35%).

Season to date, "This Week" is up by double-digits in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+11%) 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 versus CBS' "Face the Nation" (+2%/+4%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-6%/-8%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (+3%/-9%).

In addition, "This Week" leads NBC's "Meet the Press" this season in both Total Viewers (+74,000) and Adults 25-54 (+25,000), 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.

NOTE: Easter Sunday - "This Week" retained the regular title, while both CBS' "Face the Nation," NBC's "Meet the Press" and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" were coded Special.

Robin Sproul, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, serves as the Executive in Charge of "This Week" and Jonathan Greenberger serves as the Executive Broadcast Producer.

Follow "This Week" on Twitter HYPERLINK "https://twitter.com/" l "!/thisweekabc" @ThisWeekABC.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC "THIS WEEK" 2,616,000 776,000/0.6
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,188,000 667,000/0.6
CBS "FACE THE NATION" 2,591,000 721,000/0.6
CBS "FACE THE NATION-2" 1,550,000 398,000/0.3
FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 1,150,000 371,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 4/13/14, 4/6/14 and 4/14/13 or as dated. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 4/13/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 4/14/13).

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