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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 […]

KATIE EXITS WITHOUT MUCH OF A RATINGS BUMP

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for the NBC and ABC nightly newscasts were down significantly last week. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams once again led the field with 8.61 million viewers, but second-place ABC World News with Diane Sawyer narrowed the gap with 7.84 million — just 770,000 viewers behind NBC. The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric […]

NBC WINS FINAL WEEK OF SUMMER SEASON

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which became an industry laughing-stock during the regular season with the Leno-O’Brien fiasco and a schedule replete with critically reviled shows, easily won the final week of the summer season. It was certainly helped by its telecast of Sunday Night Football, which saw 23.1 million people tuning in for the N.Y. Giants/Indianapolis Colts contest. […]

BACHELORETTE; CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER

August 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC said Tuesday that Monday’s season finale of The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose brought it its largest Monday summer audience in over 10 years. Its 11.5 million viewers beat CBS and NBC programming combined by 7 percent in total viewers and by 41 percent in adults 18-49 during the 10:00 p.m. hour. (The only […]