September 1, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News has ended another long losing streak against its rivals at NBC.
The Nielsen company said that for the first time in 243 straight weeks, ABC's "World News" beat NBC's "Nightly News" last week among viewers ages 25 to 54. While that age group is only a small slice of the audience for those broadcasts, it's the demographic considered most valuable for advertising sales. When all viewers were counted, NBC won.
The development is hardly as epochal as "Good Morning America" toppling the "Today" show in the ratings last year. But the sign of weakness for Brian Williams' broadcast comes just as a new NBC News president is about to start work in New York.
CBS' miniseries "Under the Dome" was again the most popular program in prime time.
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