via press release:

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming
For the Week of September 7 – 11, 2009
“World News with Charles Gibson” is Most-Watched Evening Newscast

Outperforms “Nightly News” by 90,000 Total Viewers

Posts Best Total Viewer Delivery in 4 Months

Marks 5th Consecutive Week of Total Viewer Growth

ABC Extends Total Viewer and Demo Leads Over CBS

“ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson” was the most-watched evening newscast last week.

For the week of September 7, “World News” averaged 7.24 million Total Viewers and a 1.6/7 in Adults 25-54, outperforming second place “Nightly News” by 90,000 Total Viewers.

The week marked “World News'” best Total Viewer delivery in four months (May 2009) and its fifth consecutive week of total viewer growth.

Please note: for the week of September 7, “World News” is based on a three-day average: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. “Nightly News” is also based on a three-day average: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. “Evening News” is based on a four-day average: Tuesday-Friday.

“World News” displayed the most weekly growth among Total Viewers (90,000) and Adults 25-54 (70,000) of any of the three evening newscasts. “Nightly News” fell to its lowest Total Viewer and demo deliveries in over two years (week of 7/2/07).

ABC widened its demo lead over “Evening News” to the largest margin since March 2009 and its largest total viewing lead since November 2008.

Jon Banner is the executive producer of “ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson.”

EVENING NEWS (Week of September 7, 2009)

Total Viewers     Adults 25-54     Households
ABC              7,240,000     1.6/7; 2,040,000     4.9/10
NBC              7,150,000     1.7/7; 2,060,000     4.910
CBS              5,160,000     1.2/5; 1,510,000     3.6/7

Source: Nielsen, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 9/7/09, 8/31/09, and 9/8/08)

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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