Stephanopoulos: More Viewers Are Giving ‘This Week’ “A Chance”

By Brian 

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“This Week With George Stephanopoulos” has been “on a ratings upswing, last month beating NBC’s once-invulnerable Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation in the key ages 25-to-54 demographic two weeks in a row,” Scott Collins writes in today’s LAT. He asked GS about the recent ratings:

  Q: When you first started doing ‘This Week,’ I didn’t think you were doing very well.

GS: I guess you weren’t alone.

Q: But things seem to have turned around. What happened?

GS: I feel good about where we are. If you look at the trends, our year-to-year growth is the best of the Sunday shows, or about the best. I just think people are giving the show a chance and looking at what we have to offer. The more people watch, the more they see it’s not your standard Sunday show. We go on the road more, give people a look the political humor of the week.

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