"ABC World News" Drawing its Most-Watched Season in 2 Years

"ABC World News" Closes Demo Gap with "NBC Nightly News" for 4th Straight Week - Marking Smallest Gap in 7 Weeks

"ABC World News" Drawing its Most-Watched Season in 2 Years - Cutting Gaps with "NBC Nightly News" to Smallest Levels in 4 Years, Season-to-Date

For the week of May 13, 2013, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 6.67 million Total Viewers and a 1.4 rating/7 share/1.67 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.

For the 4th week running, "World News" decreased its week-to-week Adults 25-54 gap with "NBC Nightly News" (-4%, 246,000 vs. 256,000), delivering its smallest news demo margin with the NBC newscast in 7 weeks - since w/o 3/25/13.

Season-to-date, "World News" has increased its Total Viewing audience (+3%) compared to the same point last season, drawing its most-watched season in 2 years - since the 2010-11 season. "World News" narrowed its margins with "NBC Nightly News" among both Total Viewers (-25%) and Adults 25-54 (-8%) to post its smallest margins in Total Viewers (792,000) and Adults 25-54 (327,000) with the NBC program in 4 years - since the 2008-09 season.

For the week, "World News" out delivered "CBS Evening News" by 881,000 million Total Viewers and by 143,000 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 May 13, 2013)

Total Viewers Adults 25-54 Households
ABC 6,668,000 1.4/7; 1,665,000 4.6/10
NBC 7,475,000 1.6/7; 1,911,000 5.1/11
CBS 5,787,000 1.3/5; 1,522,000 4.0/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 5/13/13, 5/6/13 & 5/14/12. Most Current - 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 5/19/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 - 5/13/12). All averages based on regular telecasts.

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