‘World News’ Grows in Total Viewers Year-Over-Year for 6th Consecutive Week

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“WORLD NEWS” GROWS IN TOTAL VIEWERS YEAR-OVER-YEAR
FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

 

SEASON TO DATE “WORLD NEWS” UP IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 VERSUS ONE YEAR AGO

 

 

For the week of October 24, 2011, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” averaged 7.50 million Total Viewers and a 1.7 rating/6 share/2.01 million among Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  For the 6th consecutive week, “World News” built on the year-earlier week in Total Viewers (7.40 million on w/o 10/25/11).    

“ABC World News” outperformed “CBS Evening News” by 1.52 million Total Viewers and by 230,000 Adults 25-54.

Season to date, “World News” is up in both Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%) compared to the same point last season.  Additionally, “World News” has cut its season-to-date gaps with “NBC Nightly News” in both Total Viewer (-1%) and Adults 25-54 (-3%), posting its smallest news demo margin (282,000) with the NBC program in 3 years – since the 2008-09 season.

Note:  Diane Sawyer was off Thursday (10/27/11).

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m., (ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Michael Corn is the executive producer of the broadcast.

 

EVENING NEWS (Week of October 24, 2011)

  Total Viewers     Adults 25-54      Households
       
ABC       7,497,000  1.7/6; 2,013,000     5.1/10
NBC   8,536,000  2.0/7; 2,400,000     5.7/11
CBS   5,979,000  1.5/5; 1,783,000     4.1/ 8

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 10/24/11, 10/17/11 & 10/25/10.  2011-2012 Season (9/19 – 10/30/11) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20 – 10/31/10).

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