‘ABC World News’ Narrows Season Margin with NBC in Adults 25-54 by Double-Digits, Posting Smallest Gap in 5 Years

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“World News” Has Narrowed Season Margin with NBC in Adults 25-54 by Double-Digits,

Posting Smallest Gap in 5 Years

ABC Program is Delivering its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years


For the week of December 16, 2013, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” averaged 7.919 million Total Viewers and a 1.6 rating/6 share/1.905 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.


Season to date, “World News” is up versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (+1%), delivering its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2009-10 season.  In addition, “World News” is narrowing its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 by double digits (-19% – 286,000 vs. 353,000) compared to its season margin from the same point last year. In fact, “World News” is posting its smallest news demo margin with the NBC program in 5 years – since the 2008-09 season.


“World News” has also significantly widened its Adults 25-54 lead over “CBS Evening News” versus its year-ago season lead by 70% (317,000 vs. 186,000).


For the week, “ABC World News” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 870,000 Total Viewers and by 264,000 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 December 16, 2013)


ABC WORLD NEWS     7,919,000   1.6/6; 1,905,000 1.0/4; 1,306,000   5.3/10

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS   9,211,000   1.9/7; 2,249,000 1.3/6; 1,698,000   6.1/12

CBS EVENING NEWS   7,049,000   1.4/5; 1,641,000 0.9/4; 1,094,000   4.6/ 9


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 12/16/13, 12/9/13 and 12/17/12.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/22/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 12/23/12).

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