'ABC World News with Diane Sawyer' Delivers Second Strongest Numbers of the Season During Week of Presidential Election

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November 13th, 2012

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“World News with Diane Sawyer” Delivers 2nd Strongest Numbers of the Season During Week of Presidential Election

“World News” Dramatically Narrows Year-to-Year Gaps with NBC by Double-Digits in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54


For the week of November 5, 2012, the week of the Presidential election, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” averaged 8.34 million Total Viewers and a 2.0 rating/7 share/2.32 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. The ABC evening newscast posted its 2nd-strongest numbers of the season in both measures, behind only the previous week’s performance with coverage of Hurricane Sandy.


For the 2nd week in a row, “World News” was up year to year in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+7%) – 8.28 million and 2.16 million, respectively, on w/o 11/7/11.


“World News” cut its week-to-week margins with “NBC Nightly News” by double-digits in both Total Viewers (-48% - 764,000 vs. 1.46 million) and Adults 25-54 (-54% - 380,000 vs. 820,000).


Year to year, “World News” narrowed its gaps with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-31% - 764,000 vs. 1.10 million) and Adults 25-54 (-22% - 380,000 vs. 488,000).


Season to date, “World News” is up in Total Viewers (+2%) compared to the same point last season. In addition, “World News” has narrowed its Total Viewer gap (-15%) with “NBC Nightly News” for the second year in a row to post its smallest gap (629,000) with the NBC program in 4 years– since the 2008-09 season.


“World News” outperformed the “CBS Evening News” by +1.25 million Viewers and by +227,000 Adults 25-54, posting its largest news demo advantage over the CBS program this season.


NOTE: On Tuesday (11/6/12), “CBS Evening News” was coded as a breakout and is excluded from the weekly averages. CBS’ averages are based on 4 days (Mon, Wed-Fri).


“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.

  • Peter Marx

    I only know of two Presidents that some States want to Secede from the Union and they are Lincoln which reunited the States and Obama that wants to split them up with his path of how this Country should go in the future I think it is the wrong path!!!!

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