via press release:

“World News” Improves on Year-Ago Week in Total Viewers for 3rd Week in a Row


“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 2, 2013, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” averaged 7.985 million Total Viewers and a 1.7 rating/6 share/2.043 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  For the 3rd week in a row, “World News” was up on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+1% – 7.930 million on w/o 12/3/12).


Season to date, “World News” is up versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (+2%), 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 (-18%) compared to its season margin from the same point last year. In fact, “World News” is posting its smallest news demo margin (278,000) with the NBC program in 5 years– since the 2008-09 season.


For the week, “ABC World News” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 498,000 Total Viewers and by 232,000 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:


EVENING NEWS (Week of December 2, 2013)



ABC WORLD NEWS     7,985,000   1.7/6; 2,043,000 1.2/5; 1,464,000   5.4/10

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS   9,572,000   2.0/7; 2,390,000 1.4/6; 1,768,000   6.3/12

CBS EVENING NEWS   7,487,000   1.5/5; 1,811,000 1.0/4; 1,291,000   4.9/ 9


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 12/2/13, 11/25/13 and 12/3/12.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/8/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 12/9/12).

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