Diane Sawyer came this/close to catching Brian Williams last week in total viewers.
Sawyer anchored just three nights last week before departing "ABC World News," but she helped bring that telecast to within 40,000 viewers of "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams." It was ABC's closest finish in total viewers to NBC since 2009.
"NBC Nightly News" averaged 7.423 million viewers to ABC's 7.383 million. The "CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley" ranked third with 6.116 million.
But Sawyer and ABC were the winners for the week in both the 25-to-54 and the 18-49 age group.
In 25-to-54, "ABC World News" averaged 1.942 million to NBC's 1.671 million and CBS' 1.448 million.
Will David Muir be able to continue the momentum?
H/T Orlando Sentinel