ABC News topples rival NBC in evening news ratings for first time since 2009

October 8, 2014 11:17 AM

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NEW YORK – As it did in the morning two years ago, ABC News has broken a long-running winning streak by its rivals at NBC News.

ABC's "World News" beat NBC's "Nightly News" in viewership last week, only a month after David Muir took over as anchor from Diane Sawyer. NBC's Brian Williams-led newscast had ruled for 263 consecutive weeks, a streak that began in September 2009, and for 310 of the past 311 weeks.

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