This Week‘s Best in Eight Years

By Chris Ariens Comment

This Week with George Stephanopoulos had its best sweeps month ever in both Total Viewers and A25-54. Meet the Press with Tom Brokaw was first in both categories averaging more than 4.5 million Total Viewers. This Week‘s 3.52 million average is the program’s best since November 2000, during the unresolved Bush v. Gore election. Stephanopoulos began hosting This Week in Sept. 2002.

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54
Meet the Press NBC 4.52M 1.58M
This Week ABC 3.52M 1.26M
Face the Nation CBS 3.11M 1.13M
FN Sunday FOX 1.53M 590,000

> More: Face the Nation had its best November sweep since 2005. Compared to last November, the CBS News program was up 23% in Total Viewers and up 29% in A25-54.

> More, more: Meet the Press had its best November sweep since 2004 and the biggest year-to-year gains among the competition in Total Viewers and A25-54.