"World News" is Delivering Best Overall Viewer Start to a Season in 4 Years

"World News" is Up Versus Same Point Last Season in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

For the week of October 7, 2013, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 7.251 million Total Viewers and a 1.5 rating/6 share/1.812 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.

"World News" was up on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (7.251 million vs. 7.223 million on w/o 10/8/12).

Season to date, "World News" is up versus the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+2%), delivering its best overall viewer start to a season in 4 years - since the 2009-10 season.

For the week, "ABC World News" beat the "CBS Evening News" by 898,000 Total Viewers and 357,000 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 October 7, 2013)

ABC WORLD NEWS 7,251,000 1.5/6;1,812,000 1.0/4;1,245,000 5.0/10
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 8,178,000 1.9/8;2,247,000 1.2/6;1,581,000 5.5/11
CBS EVENING N EWS 6,353,000 1.2/5;1,455,000 0.8/3;957,000 4.2/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 9/30/13, 9/23/12 & 10/01/12. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23 - 10/13/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 - 10/14/12). All averages based on regular telecasts.

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