Abc's Nightly Newscast Comes Close To Overtaking Nbc's
With interest in the condition of co-anchor Bob Woodruff running high, ABC's World News Tonight came close to overtaking NBC Nightly News in the ratings last week. WNT, which usually attracts about 1 million fewer viewers than Nightly, narrowed the gap to just 300,000 last week. NBC's newscast averaged 9.6 million viewers as it registered a 6.7 rating and a 13 share; ABC's averaged 9.3 million, with a 6.6/12. On Tuesday, Woodruff's brother Dave said that the newsman continues to be sedated. "The reason for that is to keep him quiet and calm so he can heal faster," he told the Detroit News. "All the indications that have been made along the way to us is that he will recover."