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ABC's WORLD NEWS is Top Evening News Broadcast on Tuesday in Key Demo

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ABC's WORLD NEWS is Top Evening News Broadcast on Tuesday in Key Demo

For the week of March 3, 2014, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 8.547 million Total Viewers and a 1.9 rating/7 share/2.284 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 2nd week in a row, "World News" was up from the previous week in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 - 8.438 million and 2.274 million, respectively, on w/o 2/24/14.

"World News" grew from the year-earlier week in both Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 25-54 (+6%) - 8.157 million and 2.159 million, respectively, on w/o 3/4/13. The ABC evening newscast has improved on its Adults 25-54 performance year-to-year in 6 of the last 7 weeks.

"World News" ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 on Tuesday (3/4/13), outdrawing "NBC Nightly News" on the night by +51,000 demo viewers (2.401 million vs. 2.350 million).

For the 3rd consecutive week, "World News" narrowed its week-to-week gaps with "NBC Nightly News" in both Total Viewers (-1% - 1.193 million vs. 1.204 million) and Adults 25-54 (-16% - 77,000 vs. 92,000). Further, "World News" saw its closest news demo performance of the season for the 2nd straight week with the NBC program - closest since w/o 8/19/13.

"World News" slashed its year-to-year Adults 25-54 margin with "NBC Nightly News" by more than three-quarters (-82% - 77,000 vs. 426,000).

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" (-1%).

In addition, "World News" is narrowing its season margin with "NBC Nightly News" in Adults 25-54 by double digits (-22% - 266,000 vs. 343,000) 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 nearly doubled its Adults 25-54 lead over "CBS Evening News" versus its year-ago season lead (+94% - 350,000 vs. 180,000).

For the week, "ABC World News" beat the "CBS Evening News" by 966,000 Total Viewers and by 251,000 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 March 3, 2014)

TOTAL VIEWERS ADULTS 25-54 ADULTS 18-49 HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS 8,547,000 1.9/7; 2,284,000 1.3/5; 1,610,000 5.7/11
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 9,740,000 2.0/8; 2,361,000 1.4/6; 1,756,000 6.4/12
CBS EVENING NEWS 7,581,000 1.7/7; 2,033,000 1.1/5; 1,362,000 5.0/ 9


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 3/3/14, 2/24/14 and 3/4/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 3/9/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 3/10/13).

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