"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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