The week before the big decision, it was a split decision for the evening news ratings, as NBC won in Total Viewers and ABC won in the A25-54 demo. It was the best Total Viewer and demo performance by ABC World News since the week of September 8.
Week-to-week, ABC grew in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, while NBC and CBS declined.
Total Viewers: NBC: 8,360,000 / ABC: 8,340,000 / CBS: 6,010,000
25-54 demo: ABC: 2,680,000 / NBC: 2,630,000 / CBS: 1,770,000
25-54 rating: ABC: 2.2/8 / NBC: 2.1/8 / CBS: 1.4/5