ABC's WORLD NEWS Grows Demo Audience the Most Year to Year

ABC's WORLD NEWS Grows Demo Audience the Most Year to Year

For the week of July 8, 2013 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 6.88 million Total Viewers and a 1.5 rating/6 share/1.81 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. Week to week, "World News" posted a +3% increase in Adults 25-54 (1.75 million w/o 7/1/13) to draw its largest news demo audience in 7 weeks - since w/o 5/20/13.

"World News" was up by +3% in Adults 25-54 versus the year-ago week (1.77 million on w/o 7/9/12). In fact, the ABC evening newscast grew the most year to year in the key adult news demo compared to "CBS Evening News" (-8%) and "NBC Nightly News" (+1%).

"World News" ranked No. 1 on Friday (7/12/13) in Adults 25-54, topping NBC's "Nightly News" by +48,000 demo viewers (1.607 million vs. 1.559 million).

For the 4th consecutive week and in 7 in the last 8, "World News" narrowed its year-to-year Adults 25-54 gap with "NBC Nightly News" by double digits (-10%, 305,000 vs. 339,000).

Season to date, "World News" has increased its Total Viewing audience (+3%) compared to the same point last season, drawing its most-watched season in 2 years - since the 2010-11 season. "World News" narrowed its margins by double digits with "NBC Nightly News" among both Total Viewers ?(-21%) and Adults 25-54 (-10%) to post its smallest margins (787,000 and 314,000, respectively) with the NBC program in 5 years- since the 2007-08 season.

For the week, "World News" defeated "CBS Evening News" by 980,000 Total Viewers and by 231,000 Adults 25-54.

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EVENING NEWS (Week of July 8, 2013)

Total Viewers
Adults 25-54
1.5/6; 1,813,000
1.8/7; 2,118,000
1.3/5; 1,582,000
4.0/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 7/8/13, 7/1/13 & 7/9/12. Most Current - 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 -7/14/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 - 7/8/12). All averages based on regular telecasts.