“WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER” RANKS #1 IN ADULTS 25-54 AGAIN

By Van Scott

Jun 10, 2014 11:30am

“World News” is the Only Evening Broadcast Up in All Measures – Total Viewers and Demos – From Last Week

“World News” is the Only Program Up in All Measures Compared to Last Year

In Total Viewers, “World News” is Up the Most from the Same Week Last Year


ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” ranked as the No. 1 evening newscast in Adults 25-54 (1.936 million) for the week of June 2, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research. “World News” beat NBC’s “Nightly News” (1.857 million) during the week by 79,000 Adults 25-54. In fact, “World News” has ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for the 6th time in the last 9 weeks.

“World News” improved over the previous week (7.299 million, 1.903 million and 1.339 million, respectively, for w/o 6/3/14) in Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%). In fact, “World News” stood as the only evening program to grow week to week in all 3 measures as “CBS Evening News” (-1%/-8%/-8%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-5%/-7%/-9%) each turned in losses.

“World News” improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+13%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%) – 6.990 million, 1.712 million and 1.198 million respectively, on w/o 6/3/13. “World News” was also the only evening newscast to grow in all 3 demos year to year as “CBS Evening News” (+4%/-8%/-13%) and “NBC Nightly News” (+2%/-4%/-2%) were both mixed.

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” ranked as the No. 1 evening newscast in Adults 18-49 (1.409 million). “World News” beat NBC’s “Nightly News” (1.368 million) during the week by 41,000 Adults 18-49. “World News” snapped NBC’s 145-week winning streak in Adults 18-49, turning in its largest margin of victory in the demo in nearly 6 years – since w/o 7/28/08.

“World News” outperformed “Nightly News” on Tuesday (+115,000 – 1.985 million vs. 1.870 million) and Friday (+174,000 – 1.594 million vs. 1.420 million).

“World News” slashed its week to week margins with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-71% – 234,000 vs. 808,000) to deliver its closest overall viewer performance with “Nightly News” in nearly 9 months – since w/o 9/2/13.

“World News” also cut its year to year gap with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-57% – 234,000 vs. 548,000).

Season to date, “World News” is up versus the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%), 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 on its news demo performance from the previous season compared to “CBS Evening News” (-5%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-2%).

In addition, “World News” is narrowing its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 by double digits (-46% – 171,000 vs. 317,000) compared to its season margin from the same point last year. In fact, cutting its Adults 25-54 gap for the 3rd 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 nearly doubled its Adults 25-54 lead over “CBS Evening News” versus its year-ago season lead (+98% – 393,000 vs. 198,000).

For the week, “ABC World News” led the “CBS Evening News” by its largest Total Viewer (1.534 million) and Adult 25-54 (549,000) margins in 7 weeks – since w/o 4/14/14.

Note: Due to the NBA Finals Game 1 on Thursday (6/5/14), “World News” was retitled “Wrld News Tonite” and is excluded from the average. In addition, due to NHL Finals Game 1 on Wednesday, “Nightly News” was retitled “Nitely News” and is excluded from the average. ABC’s (Mon – Wed and Fri) and NBC’s (Mon – Tue and Thurs – Fri) weekly averages are based on four days, while CBS’ weekly averages are based on five days.

“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 June 2, 2014)

TOTAL VIEWERS ADULTS 25-54 ADULTS 18-49 HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS 7,471,000 1.6/7; 1,936,000 1.1/6; 1,409,000 4.9/11
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 7,705,000 1.6/7; 1,857,000 1.1/6; 1,368,000 5.1/11
CBS EVENING NEWS 5,937,000 1.2/5; 1,387,000 0.7/4;   946,000 4.0/ 9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/2/14, 5/26/14 and 6/3/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 6/8/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 6/9/13). All averages based on regular telecasts.

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