“This Week” Celebrates Milestone

From the release:

    According to Nielsen Media Research for May Sweeps, ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” outperformed CBS’ “Face the Nation” among total viewers and Adults 25-54. This marks the first time “This Week” beat CBS for May sweeps in eight years (May 2000).

UPDATE: “Meet the Press” has its own May Sweeps release out:

    According to Nielsen Media Research data, “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program, placing first in all categories during the May 2008 sweep period. During the month, the NBC program attracted 4.129 million total viewers, a 58% advantage (+1.512 million) over second place ABC “This Week’s” 2.616 million, 69% more (+1.682 million) than third place CBS “Face the Nation’s” 2.446 million, and a 195% lead (+2.727 million) over “FOX News Sunday’s” 1.401 million total viewers. The Russert-moderated program has now placed first in total viewers for 42 consecutive sweeps. “Meet the Press” posted its best total viewer delivery for a May sweep since 2004 and has the best first-place advantage in both total viewers and the key demo A25-54 for a May sweep since 2003.