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ABC WORLD NEWS Up from 2013 in Adults 25-54

ABC WORLD NEWS Up from 2013 in Adults 25-54

For the week of June 9, 2014, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 7.265 million Total Viewers and a 1.6 rating/7 share/1.902 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 3rd week in a row, "World News" built on the year-ago week in both Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 25-54 (+14%) - 6.711 million and 1.673 million respectively, on w/o 6/10/13. In fact, "World News" grew the most year to year in overall viewers and was the only evening newscast to grow in the key adult news demo as "CBS Evening News" (+7%/-3%) and "NBC Nightly News" (+6%/-9%) were both mixed.

On Monday (6/9/14), "World News" beat "NBC Nightly News" by 27,000 demo viewers (2.138 million vs. 2.111 million) to deliver the week's No. 1 Adults 25-54 telecast. In fact, it was the 5th straight week for "World News" to own the week's top demo telecast.

"World News" cut its year to year gap with "NBC Nightly News" in Total Viewers by 10% (1.175 million vs. 1.308 million), while slashing its Adults 25-54 margin by 81% (103,000 vs. 534,000).

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 (-47% - 170,000 vs. 322,000) 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 (+97% - 400,000 vs. 203,000).

For the week, "ABC World News" beat the "CBS Evening News" by 1.217 million Total Viewers and by 531,000 Adults 25-54.

Note: Due to the NBA Finals Game 3 on Tuesday (6/10/14) and Game 4 on Thursday (6/12/14), "World News" was retitled "Wrld News Tonite" on each night and each telecast was excluded from the averages. In addition, due to U.S. Open Golf on Thursday (6/12/14) and the NHL Finals Game 5 on Friday (6/13/14), "Nightly News" was retitled "Nitely News" and each telecast was excluded from the average. ABC's averages (Mon, Wed and Fri) and NBC's averages (Mon - Wed) are based on three days and CBS' on five days.

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