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SAWYER CLOSING IN ON WILLIAMS

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An excerpt from Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard that was included in last Thursday night’s World News with Diane Sawyer not only gave the ABC newscast a rare win for the night over NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, but helped narrow the gap between the rival newscasts to a minuscule 4 percent for […]

DUGARD INTERVIEW A HUGE COUP FOR ABC

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard on a two-hour special edition of Primetime Sunday night, which averaged 14.8 million viewers, has turned out to be the most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast since June 20, 2004, Mediaweek reported today (Tuesday). For ABC, it noted, the telecast represented ABC’s biggest audience in the two-hour period for a non-sports […]

DUGARD INTERVIEW DRAWS 15 MILLION

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers, it would seem, cannot get enough of real-life crime coverage. A week after the Casey Anthony verdict drew record audiences, Diane Sawyer’s two-hour interview with kidnapping and rape victim Jaycee Dugard — Dugard’s first since being reunited with her family — averaged 14.7 million viewers, 14 million during the first hour and 15.4 million […]