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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 […]

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. […]

“WORLD NEWS” PRODUCER “FRUSTRATED” AT BEING NO. 2

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s World News executive producer Jon Banner has acknowledged that he is “deeply frustrated” that the news program with Diane Sawyer at the helm has made such slow progress in overtaking NBC Nightly News, anchored by Brian Williams. This season, the program has averaged 7.6 million viewers versus NBC’s 8.8 million. Banner, who is quoted […]