Last month, Nightly News and Evening News both had their lowest July sweep period in the key 25-54 news demo since electronic records began in 1991.
Diane Sawyer will lead “new programming,” the network said today, “tackling big issues and extraordinary interviews”. George Stephanopoulos, who anchors Good Morning America and This Week, will add the title “chief anchor of ABC News” and handle special reports and breaking news. David Miur, who has anchored 20/20 since 2013 as well as the weekend newscast, will become anchor and managing editor of World News starting Sept. 2.
The long run of dominance for NBC’s Nightly News is showing some cracks, as ABC’s World News last week climbed to the top for the second consecutive week in the crucial audience category of viewers 25-54.
Diane Sawyer has been berating her ABC World News producers for repeatedly sending her to the wrong continent for breaking news, according to a network source.