"World News" Cuts Total Viewer (10%) and Demo (33%) Margins with NBC from Four Years Ago

"World News" is Only Broadcast to Improve Demo Performance Season to Date from Last Year

"World News" Delivers Closest Demo Margin with NBC for the Season in Six Years

For the Fourth Week in a Row, "World News" Increases Total and Demo Ratings from Year-Ago Week

For the week of February 10, 2014, " ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 8.839 million Total Viewers and a 2.0 rating/7 share/2.390 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. Despite airing opposite an Olympics-fueled NBC, "World News" improved on the year-ago week for the 4th week in a row in both Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+8%) - 8.334 million and 2.216 million, respectively, on w/o 2/11/13. Overall, "World News" has posted year-to-year gains in both measures in 6 of the last 7 weeks.

Compared to Week 1 of the Winter Olympics 4 years ago, "World News" was up by 10% in Total Viewers and by 5% in Adults 25-54 - 8.021 million and 2.270 million, respectively, on w/o 2/15/10.

In addition, "World News" cut its margins with "NBC Nightly News" by double-digits from 4 years ago in both Total Viewers (-10% - 2.770 million vs. 3.082 million) and Adults 25-54 (-33% - 790,000 vs. 1.171 million).

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 most-watched season in 5 years and best news demo number in 3 years - since the 2008-09 and the 2010-11 seasons, respectively. "World News" also stands as the only evening newscast to improve its demo performance from the previous season compared to "CBS Evening News" (-6%) and "NBC Nightly News" (flat).

In addition, "World News" is narrowing its season margin with "NBC Nightly News" in Adults 25-54 by double digits (-20% - 277,000 vs. 348,000) compared to its season margin from the same point last year. In fact, cutting its Adults 25-54 gap for the 4th consecutive season, "World News" is seeing its closest news demo performance with the NBC program in 6 years - since the 2007-08 season.

"World News" has more than doubled its Adults 25-54 lead over "CBS Evening News" versus its year-ago season lead (+101% - 344,000 vs. 171,000).

For the week, "ABC World News" beat the "CBS Evening News" by 888,000 Total Viewers and by 268,000 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 February 10, 2014)

ABC WORLD NEWS 8,839,000 2.0/7; 2,390,000 1.3/5; 1,679,000 5.8/10
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 11,609,000 2.7/9; 3,180,000 1.9/8; 2,433,000 7.5/14
CBS EVENING NEWS 7,951,000 1.8/6; 2,122,000 1.1/5; 1,446,000 5.2/10

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 2/10/14, 2/3/14 and 2/11/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 2/16/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 2/17/13).

ABC News Media Relations: Van Scott / van.scott@abc.com / (212) 456-7243

Disney-ABC Media Relations: Pons Rongavilla / ponciano.rongavilla@disney.com / (818) 460-5615

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