This Week With George Stephanopoulos Delivered Its Most-Watched Telecast in 15 Months

By A.J. Katz 

April 15 was a big day for ABC chief news anchor George Stephanopoulos. His highly-anticipated interview with former FBI director James Comey aired in prime time, and the Sunday public affairs show he hosts, This Week, was No. 1 in the ratings department.

This Week posted 3.75 million total viewers this past Sunday, the show’s largest total audience in 15 months. Compared to last year, that’s up a whopping +29 percent in total viewers. This Week also posted 934,000 A25-54 demo viewers, which is +14 percent year-over-year.

Despite a strong performance from This Week, NBC’s Meet with Press with Chuck Todd still managed to win the key adults 25-54 demographic. MTP has now finished No. 1 among all Sunday shows in the demo for 18 straight weeks, and remains the No. 1 Sunday public affairs program across the board for the 2017-2018 broadcast season to-date.


CBS’s Face the Nation hosted by Margaret Brennan finished No. 3 this past week among total viewers and in A25-54 . Compared to last year, FTN was +3 percent in total viewers and +4 percent among demo viewers.

On the Fox network, Fox News Sunday hosted by Chris Wallace was -2 percent in total viewers and -9 percent among A25-54 demo viewers. FNS’s trio of cable replays hauled in 3 million total viewers and 640,000 demo viewers. Combined with the original broadcast, Fox’s Sunday public affairs show posted 4.57 million total viewers and 1.11 million demo viewers on April 15.

Below are the numbers for April 15:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC This Week 3.747 M 934k
NBC Meet the Press 3.709 M 1.03 M
CBS Face the Nation 3.452 M 760k
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.570 M 468k