ABC's WORLD NEWS Ranks #1 in Key Demo for Monday and Tuesday

June 24
12:01 2014
ABC's WORLD NEWS Ranks #1 in Key Demo for Monday and Tuesday

For the week of June 16, 2014, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 6.979 million Total Viewers and a 1.5 rating/6 share/1.793 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. "World News" improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+4%) - 6.901 million and 1.729 million respectively, on w/o 6/17/13. In fact, "World News" has turned in year-to-year gains in both measures for the 4th consecutive week and in 5 of the last 6.

"World News" ranked No. 1 twice during the week in Adults 25-54, leading "NBC Nightly News" by 78,000 demo viewers on Monday (1.842 million vs. 1.764 million) and by 112,000 demo viewers on Tuesday (1.998 million vs. 1.886 million).

"World News" narrowed its margins with "NBC Nightly News" by double digits week-to-week in both Total Viewers (-14% - 1.013 million vs. 1.175 million) and Adults 25-54 (-67% - 34,000 vs. 103,000).

"World News" slashed more than three-quarters of its year-to-year Adult 25-54 margin with "NBC Nightly News" (-80% - 34,000 vs. 172,000).

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 6 years and best news demo number in 3 years - since the 2007-08 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 nearly in half (-48% - 166,000 vs. 318,000) compared to its season margin from the same point last year. In fact, cutting its Adults 25-54 gap by double-digits 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 (+89% - 400,000 vs. 212,000).

For the week, "ABC World News" beat the "CBS Evening News" by 935,000 Total Viewers and by 340,000 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;;

EVENING NEWS (Week of June 16, 2014)

ABC WORLD NEWS 6,979,000 1.5/6; 1,793,000 1.0/5; 1,285,000 4.7/10
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 7,992,000 1.5/6; 1,827,000 1.0/5; 1,322,000 5.2/11
CBS EVENING NEWS 6,044,000 1.2/5; 1,453,000 0.8/4; 1,012,000 4.0/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/16/14, 6/9/14 and 6/17/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 6/22/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 6/23/13). All averages based on regular telecasts.



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