'ABC World News' Cuts Total Viewer Gap with NBC in 8 of the Last 9 Weeks, Year-to-Year

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October 23rd, 2012

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“ABC World News” Cuts Total Viewer Gap with NBC in 8 of the Last 9 Weeks, Year-to-Year


Four Weeks Into New Season, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” Narrows Total Viewing Gap with “NBC Nightly News” by 22% -- Marking Smallest Gap in 4 Years

For the week of October 15, 2012, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” averaged 7.05 million Total Viewers and a 1.4 rating/6 share/1.70 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.


For the 4th time this season and in the last 7 weeks overall, “World News” narrowed its Total Viewer margin with “NBC Nightly News” (-6% - 805,000 vs. 860,000)In fact, “World News” has cut its year-to-year gap with the NBC newscast in 8 of the last 9 weeks.


Four weeks into the 2012-13 season, “World News” has narrowed its Total Viewer gap (-22%) with “NBC Nightly News” to post its smallest (438,000) with the NBC program in 4 years– since the 2008-09 season.


“World News” outperformed the “CBS Evening News” by 989,000 Total Viewers and 38,000 Adults 25-54.


“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. Follow Diane Sawyer and the “World News” team online: @DianeSawyer; @ABCWorldNews; facebook.com/DianeSawyer; facebook.com/WorldNews.


EVENING NEWS (Week of October 15, 2012)


Total Viewers

Adults 25-54




1.4/6; 1,710,000




1.8/7; 2,169,000




1.4/5; 1,672,000

4.2/ 8

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