via press release:

“World News” Grows Week-to-Week in Both Total Viewers and in Adults 25-54 to Hit Season Highs


“World News” Delivers its Most-Watched Telecast of the Season on Monday


The ABC Broadcast Has Narrowed Adults 25-54 Gap with “Nightly News” by Double-Digits Versus the Year-Ago Week in the Last 4 Weeks


This Season “World News” Has Surged to Closest Position with NBC in the Key Adults 25-54 Demo in 5 Years


“World News” Continues to Deliver Best Overall Viewer Start to a Season in 4 Years and is the Only Newscast to Grow in Key Adult News Demo



For the week of November 4, 2013, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” averaged 8.060 million Total Viewers and a 1.7 rating/6 share/2.057 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Growing week to week (7.828 million and 2.007 million, respectively, on 10/28/13) in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 25-54 (+2%) to hit season highs, “World News” turned in its strongest performance in nearly 7 months since w/o 4/15/13.


“World News” delivered its most-watched telecast of the season on Monday (8.917 million on 11/4/13).  


For the 4th “World News” cut its year-to-year gap with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 (-29% – 268,000 vs. 380,000).  In fact, “World News” has narrowed its news demo margin with “Nightly News” by double-digits versus the year-ago week in the last 4 weeks and in 5 of 7 weeks this season.


Season to date, “World News” is up versus the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%), delivering its best overall viewer start to a season in 4 years – since the 2009-10 season. “World News” is the only evening newscast to grow from the same point last season in the key adult news demo compared to “CBS Evening News” (-10%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-1%).


In addition, “World News” has narrowed its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 by double-digits (-24%) compared to its season margin at the same point last year. In fact, decreasing its Adults 25-54 margin for the for the 4th season in a row, “World News” is posting its smallest news demo margin (233,000) with the NBC program in 5 years– since the 2008-09 season.


For the week, “ABC World News” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 695,000 Total Viewers and by 262,000 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 November 4, 2013)



ABC WORLD NEWS     8,060,000   1.7/6; 2,057,000 1.1/5; 1,434,000     5.5/10

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS   9,252,000   1.9/7; 2,325,000 1.3/5; 1,704,000     6.1/11

CBS EVENING NEWS   7,365,000   1.5/5; 1,795,000 1.0/4; 1,228,000     4.9/ 9


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 11/4/13, 10/28/13 & 11/5/12.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 11/10/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 – 11/11/12).  All averages based on regular telecasts.


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