Last week, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer had the most-watched premiere in four years (in total viewers), coming within 49k of topping NBC Nightly News (as opposed to last year’s gap of 699k).
That was the first time in a year that World News topped Nightly News twice in one week. On Friday, the program beat its NBC counterpart in the demo.
Furthermore, World News had its closest overall viewer performance since September 2009, narrowing the gap between them and NBC.
ABC recently had a win over NBC, with Good Morning America topping Today — and now the network is edging closer with evening newscasts as well.
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