This Week or previously called This Week with David Brinkley and now called This Week with George Stephanopoulos is an American morning political affair program that airs every Sunday on ABC television network. It was released on November 15, 1981, and is currently hosted by George Stephanopoulos with the co-hosts Jonathan Karl and Martha Raddatz. Although many stations air the show at different slots in different local newscasts, especially those in other time zones, the program goes live at 9:00 am Eastern Time.
During the time of David Brinkley, the show remained the constant number one in its ratings while in the Stephanopoulos time it was generally placed third among the Sunday morning talk shows which included Face the Nation and Meet the Press.
The rating gap between Face of Nation, Meet the Press and This Week began to close in February 2009. Meet the Press came out with its lowest rating in early February of that year, February 1 telecast being an average of just 3.9 million views, since the NBC News correspondent David Gregory became the moderator.
Face the Nation had an average of 3.33 million views and This Week came next with 3.32 million viewers.
This Week Season 17 Episode 11 Release Date
The eleventh episode of This Week season seventeen is scheduled to release on March 15, 2022. This Week is currently being telecasted on ABC at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday. The duration of the episode is expected to be approximately 60 minutes, similar to the previous episodes of this season. It follows the tenth episode and will be continued by the twelfth episode.
This Week Season 17 Overview
ABC in 1960 launched its first talk show Issues and Answers which aired every Sunday and unlike its predecessors which focused on political pundits, it focused on policy discussions. Howard K. Smith was one of its earlier hosts, who had his own public affairs program in the prime-time slot called Howard K. Smith: News and Comment which aired on the Network during the 1962-1963 timeline. The program was later hosted by Bob Clark.
David Brinkley shifted to the network from NBC News on November 15 1981 and took full responsibility for the show, which was then relaunched as This Week with 10:30 am Eastern Time as its network slot time. General Electric, Archer Daniels Midland, and Merill Lynch were the major sponsors of the show during Brinkley’s run.
David Brinkley, on November 10, 1996, retired as the host of This Week but still continued to appear on the show that provided commentary segments till the end of September 1997. Following David Brinkley’s retirement, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts who were ABC New journalists became co-hosts of This Week. Since 1981 the names of the hosts were added along with the show’s title with the example being This Week with David Brinkley and during this timeline the program was titled This Week with Sam & Cokie.
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George Stephanopoulos, who was a longtime panelist, become the new host of This Week on September 15, 2002. He ended the first run of the program on January 10, 2010, shortly after being announced as the co-host of Good Morning America. Jake Tapper, ABC News Senior White House Correspondent, worked as an interim anchor from March to July 2010.
Martha Raddatz in 2016 became the co-anchor of This Week and alternated each weekend with Stephanopoulos.
This Week Season 17 Cast
Martha Raddatz is an American reporter working with ABC News. She is ABC’s network’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and hosts ABC’S World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline as well as other network broadcasts. In addition to the work Martha Raddatz has done in ABC, she had also written for The New Republic and is a reappearing guest on Washington Week of PBS. Along with is she the primary fill-in anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos and a co-anchor.
Jonathan D. Karl is an author and American political journalist. Jonathan Karl has covered all the major assignments in Washington D.C, which includes the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. He had also reported from around 30 countries while covering U.S politics, foreign policy, and military.