• "GMA Saturday" Wins Second Consecutive February Sweep

    Alison Bridgman at ABC News5 days ago

    "GMA Saturday" Wins Second Consecutive February Sweep

    in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

    "GMA Saturday" Wins First-Ever February Sweep Among Adults 18-49

    For the First Time Ever, "GMA Sunday" Beats NBC's "Sunday Today"

    Among Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 During a February Sweep

    ABC's "Good Morning America Saturday" won the 2015 February sweeps in Total Viewers (3.921 million) , Adults 25-54 (1.386 million) and Adults 18-49 (959,000), based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "GMA Saturday" turned in a dominant performance in Adults 25-54 during the month winning all 4 of its telecasts. "GMA Saturday" debuted in its current format in September 2004.

    Further, "GMA Saturday" won the February sweep for the 2nd year in a row in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, while claiming its first February sweep victory ever in Adults 18-49. Overall, "GMA Saturday" has won the last 8 sweeps in Total Viewers, last 7 in Adults 25-54 and previous 4 in Adults 18-49.

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  • "GMA" is #1 for the Week of February 16th

    Alison Bridgman at ABC News6 days ago

    "GMA" is #1 for the Week

    "GMA" Hits Six Week Highs Across All Key Target Demos

    "GMA" Grows in Total Viewers Year-to-Year

    "GMA" is Delivering its Largest Adults 25-54 Season Margin

    Over "Today" in 23 Years

    ABC News' "Good Morning America" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (5.664 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.099 million) during the week of February 16, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "GMA" beat NBC's "Today" (5.329 million and 2.051 million, respectively) by 335,000 Total Viewers and by 48,000 Adults 25-54.

    "GMA" improved on the prior week's performance (5.615 million, 2.056 million and 1.387 million on w/o 2/9/15) in Total Viewers (+1%) , Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), hitting 6-week highs in all 3 measures - since w/o 1/5/15.

    "GMA" was up in Total Viewers year to year (+1% - 5.664 million vs. 5.590 million on w/o 2/17/14).

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  • "GMA" is #1 for the Week of February 9th

    Alison Bridgman at ABC News12 days ago

    "GMA" is #1 for the Week

    "GMA" Posts Largest Total Viewer Advantage Over NBC's "Today" in Nearly 3 Months

    "GMA" is Delivering its Largest Adults 25-54 Season Margin Over "Today" in 23 Years

    ABC News' "Good Morning America" finished as the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers (5.615 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.056 million) during the week of February 9, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "GMA" outperformed "Today" (4.917 million and 1.902 million, respectively) with stronger margins compared to the prior week in both Total Viewers (+53% - 698,000 vs. 457,000) and Adults 25-54 (+258% - 154,000 vs. 43,000). In fact, "GMA" led "Today" by its largest overall viewer advantage in nearly 3 months - since w/o 11/17/14.

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  • West Coast Seaports: Car Shortages Possible Amid Labor Dispute

    Richard Davies at ABC News16 days ago

    Morning Money Memo:

    U.S. businesses are already feeling the pinch from the West Coast seaports dispute. Consumers might be next. Unless there's a breakthrough soon, car shortages are possible. Honda has ordered a production slowdown at its U.S. and Canadian plants because of a shortage of parts from Asia. Employers say backlogs of cargo at 29 ports from Southern California to Seattle are because of a worker slowdown. The union blames supply chain problems, including a shortage of truck beds to carry containers to distribution warehouses. The White House has intervened because the dispute has disrupted billions of dollars in trade. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is about to talk to shipping businesses and labor union officials.

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  • "GMA" is #1 for the Week of February 2nd

    Alison Bridgman at ABC News21 days ago

    "GMA" is #1 for the Week

    "GMA" Increases Total Viewer Margins Over NBC's "Today" Both Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year

    "GMA" Grows Week-to-Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

    "GMA" is Delivering its Largest Adults 25-54 Season Margin

    Over NBC's "Today" in 23 Years

    ABC News' "Good Morning America" stood as the morning's No. 1 newscast in Total Viewers (5.649 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.099 million) during the week of February 2, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "GMA" beat "Today" (5.192 million and 2.056 million, respectively) by 457,000 Total Viewers and by 43,000 Adults 25-54.

    "GMA" increased its Total Viewer margins over "Today" both week to week (+23% - 457,000 vs. 371,000) and year to year (+189% - 457,000 vs. 158,000).

    For the 2nd week in a row, "GMA" built on the previous week (5.599 million and 2.084 million, respectively, on w/o 1/26/15) in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) to hit 4-week highs in both measures - since w/o 1/5/15.

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  • Napping at Work Movement Boosted by Eye-Opening Study

    Enjoli Francis at ABC News21 days ago

    There's new science out today attempting to debunk the commonly held workplace belief that if you snooze, you lose.

    Researchers in France studying a small group of young, healthy men found that when the men experienced a night of sleep deprivation - just two hours of sleep were allowed - the group showed a significant increase in their stress-hormone levels the next day.

    After the men were allowed to take two 30-minute naps, however, their hormone levels decreased to where they would be after a full eight-hour night of sleep.

    Tricks for the best nap ever.

    Arianna Huffington's sleep challenge to eliminate stress.

    Some companies giving workers the OK to power nap on the job.

    The study's findings were published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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  • Rite Aid Expands Into Pharmacy Benefits Business

    Richard Davies at ABC News22 days ago

    Drug store chains are changing their business models, adapting to big changes in health care. Rite Aid is expanding from running drugstores into managing pharmacy benefits with its $2 billion purchase of EnvisionRx. The company, which runs prescription drug plans for employers and insurers, also processes mail-order and retail pharmacy prescriptionss. EnvisionRx offers services in a growing area for prescription drug spending, specialty pharmacy, and a national Medicare prescription drug plan. Drug store rivals CVS and Walgreen are making similar moves, offering prescription and other health care services to consumers. With the rollout of Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in many states there is a growing market for health care at large drug stores.

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  • Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, and Michael Strahan To Host "OSCARS® OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET"

    Alison Bridgman at ABC News27 days ago

    "OSCARS ® OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET"

    Hosted by Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, and Michael Strahan

    Joined by Jess Cagle and Joe Zee

    The Ultimate Oscar ® Opening Ceremony to Feature Exclusive Special Moments

    Airs Oscar /4 p.m. PT on ABC

    LOS ANGELES, CA - ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are pulling out the stops for Hollywood's most spectacular night with "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet," the exclusive, majestic, highly anticipated lead-in to the live telecast of the 87th Oscars hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, o

    In addition to showcasing the nominees, presenters and performers arriving on the red carpet, the 90-minute special will highlight the incredible journey many of the nominees have taken to get to Hollywood's most prestigious night. It also will give fans around the world the exclusive and ultimate insiders' view of Oscars festivities from the nominees' perspective.

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  • "GMA" is #1 for the Week of January 26th

    Alison Bridgman at ABC News27 days ago

    "GMA" is #1 for the Week

    "GMA" Grows Week-to-Week in All Key Target Demos

    "GMA" is Delivering its Largest Adults 25-54 Season Margin

    Over NBC's "Today" in 23 Years

    ABC News' "Good Morning America" stood as the morning's No. 1 newscast in Total Viewers (5.599 million) and Adults 25-54 (2.084 million) during the week of January 26, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "GMA" defeated "Today" (5.228 million and 2.002 million, respectively) by 371,000 Total Viewers and by 82,000 Adults 25-54.

    "GMA" saw across-the-board improvement from the previous week (5.355 million, 2.004 million and 1.414 million on w/o 1/19/15): Total Viewers (+5%) , Adults 25-54 (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+2%).

    Season to date, "GMA" is the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. "GMA" is leading NBC's "Today" by 605,000 Total Viewers and by 158,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, "GMA" has increased its season margin over "Today" versus the same point last season in Adults 25-54 (+42% - 158,000 vs. 111,000) .

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