ABC’s This Week Pulls Off Ratings Victory Over NBC’s Meet the Press

According to an ABC press release, this past Sunday, January 11, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos pulled off a narrow upset victory over NBC’s Meet the Press.

Mr. Stephanopolous’ show, which featured an extensive interview with President Elect Barack Obama, pulled in 4.34 million viewers while Mr. Gregory’s show pulled in 4.30 million.

ABC claims it was the first time This Week has beaten Meet the Press in total viewers since June 27, 1999.

More from the release:

Sunday’s delivery was also the program’s highest in more than seven years (since September 16, 2001) and anchor George Stephanopoulos’ highest total delivery since he began anchoring the program in September, 2002. In addition, ‘This Week’ posted its highest A25-54 demo delivery (1.40 million) since November 9, 2008.