Ooops! The Nielsen conspiracy mill will need to work overtime to get through all this new grist.

Nielsen has reissued ratings data for ABC from Friday, June 12, the day of the DTV Transition.

A number of ABC affiliates made the switch from analog to digital before the midnight deadline, and as a result were counted incorrectly, Nielsen says.

ABC World News with Charles Gibson, which had originally been pegged with 4.09 million viewers that day, received a nice bump with the update. The revised data pushes World News up to 6.34 million total viewers, on the low end for the week, but in line with viewership levels on a normal summer Friday.

via Broadcasting & Cable.

Earlier we had the item about ABC’s call for an investigation of World News Ratings.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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