Face the Nation continued to average the most total viewers of any Sunday public affairs show, drawing an average of 2.8 million total viewers this past Sunday. ABC’s This Week finished second behind CBS in total viewers, averaging 2.34 million.
On Wednesday, ABC News President James Goldston announced Julia Redpath has been named the executive producer of Sunday morning current affairs This Week.
By the time even news junkies get to Sunday morning, there can be a plaintive need for a mental health break. There may be physiological limits on how many times they can watch Sen. Lindsey Graham, among others in our public life, in a given week. But the three stalwarts of broadcast television — ABC’s This Week, CBS’s Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press — endure amid the obvious media fragmentation and may have cause for a certain self-congratulation amid via a vaguely surprising Harvard study.
Jonathan Greenberger, the youngest executive producer of the ABC Sunday talker, says he’s trying to tap ABC News’ global resources to boost the show’s content. “There are so many interesting things happening around the country and around the world about important issues and we’re trying to get out there, spend more time in the field and tell the stories in that way,” he says.
President Barack Obama will sit down with ABC’s This Week on Sunday for his first interview since Tuesday night’s public address on Syria. The exclusive interview is a coup for the Sunday news program, which has made major ratings gainst in recent weeks, besting NBC’s Meet The Press and CBS’s Face The Nation in the coveted 25-to-54 year-old demo for two of the last three weeks.
Jon Banner will replace Rick Kaplan as the Sunday talk show’s executive producer.
George Stephanopolous will replace Christiane Amanpour as host of ABC’s political talk show This Week beginning Jan. 8.
An insider says a top priority for new ABC President Ben Sherwood is to decide whether Christiane Amanpour’s Sunday morning public-affairs show — historically based in the nation’s capital, where the top political journalists, pundits and lawmakers reside — will relocate to the Big Apple.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top producer of ABC’s “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour is quitting. Ian Cameron says the weekend work has been tough on his family and he wants more regular hours. Cameron is married to Susan Rice, the nation’s ambassador to the United Nations, and he’s leaving ABC News altogether after 13 […]