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ABC's THIS WEEK Ranks No. 1 in Viewers & Key Demo

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ABC's THIS WEEK Ranks No. 1 in Viewers & Key Demo

On June 1, 2014, ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" ranked No. 1 in both Total Viewers (2.936 million) and Adults 25-54 (927,000), according to Nielsen Media Research. "This Week" posted double-digit week-to-week increases (2.490 million and 778,000, respectively, on 5/25/14) in both Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+19%) to hit 10-week highs in both measures - since 3/23/14. In addition, "This Week" stood as the only public affairs program to post gains from the prior week as CBS' "Face the Nation" (-14%/-30%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (-1%/-8%) turned in losses. NOTE: NBC's "Meet the Press" was pre-empted the previous week.

"This Week" outperformed CBS' "Face the Nation" by its largest margins in Total Viewers (+365,000) and Adults 25-54 (+289,000) in 3 months - since 3/9/14 and 3/2/14, respectively.

"This Week" beat NBC's "Meet the Press" by 714,000 Total Viewers and by 149,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, in their last 13 head-to-head airings, "This Week" has outdelivered "Meet the Press" 12 times in Total Viewers and 11 times in Adults 25-54.

"This Week" surged on its year-ago Sunday performance in both Total Viewers (+50%) and Adults 25-54 (+73%) - 1.957 million and 535,000, respectively on 6/2/13. In fact, "This Week" has seen year-to-year gains for the last 6 weeks. "This Week" was also the only public affairs program to grow from the prior year in both demos as CBS' "Face the Nation" (-9%/-14%) was down, while NBC's "Meet the Press" (-5%/+15%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (-2%/-9%) were mixed.

Season to date, "This Week" is up by double-digits in Total Viewers (+14%) and Adults 25-54 (+13%) 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" (+1%/+2%), NBC's "Meet the Press" (-6%/-8%) and Fox's "Fox News Sunday" (+2%/-9%).

In addition, "This Week" leads NBC's "Meet the Press" this season in both Total Viewers (+134,000) and Adults 25-54 (+44,000), 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.

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

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

Sunday, June 1, 2014 TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg
ABC "THIS WEEK" 2,936,000 927,000/0.8
NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,222,000 778,000/0.6
CBS "FACE THE NATION" 2,571,000 638,000/0.5
CBS "FACE THE NATION-2" 1,369,000 289,000/0.2
FOX "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" 1,117,000 312,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 6/1/14, 5/25/14 and 6/1/13 or as dated. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 6/1/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 6/2/13).

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