WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER Up in Key Demos from 2013

WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER Up in Key Demos from 2013

For the week of April 21, 2014, "ABC WORLD News with Diane Sawyer" averaged 7.602 million Total Viewers and a 1.6 rating/7 share/1.932 million in Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. "World News" improved on the year-earlier week in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%) - 7.523 million and 1.869 million, respectively, on w/o 4/22/13. In addition, "World News" stood as the only evening newscast to grow in both measures versus the year-ago week as "CBS Evening News" (-3%/-12%) was down, while "NBC Nightly News" (+1%/-10%) was mixed.

For the 3rd straight week, "World News" ranked No. 1 on Monday in Adults 25-54, leading "NBC Nightly News" by +116,000 demo viewers (2.085 million vs. 1.969 million).

"World News" slashed its year-to-year Adults 25-54 margin with "NBC Nightly News" by more than three-quarters (-88% - 38,000 vs. 320,000).

Season to date, "World News" is up versus the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 25-54 (+4%), 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" (-2%).

In addition, "World News" is narrowing its season margin with "NBC Nightly News" in Adults 25-54 by double digits (-36% - 214,000 vs. 332,000) 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 more than doubled its Adults 25-54 lead over "CBS Evening News" versus its year-ago season lead (+102% - 372,000 vs. 184,000).

For the week, "ABC WORLD News" beat the "CBS Evening News" by 1.321 million Total Viewers and by 429,000 Adults 25-54.

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 4/21/14, 4/14/14 and 4/22/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 4/27/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 4/28/13).