Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake For more than 260 weeks, ABC World News Tonight trailed NBC Nightly News. At last, they finally won a week. A software glitch, however, caused ABC to come out on top. NBC was restored to the top spot.
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Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

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Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

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For more than 260 weeks, ABC World News Tonight trailed NBC Nightly News. At last, they finally won a week. A software glitch, however, caused ABC to come out on top. NBC was restored to the top spot.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with condolences to ABC. For 263 weeks, ABC's "World News Tonight" trailed "NBC Nightly News." At last, they finally won a week. The Nielsen Company said ABC triumphed. Now Nielsen is taking it back. The ratings change was caused by a software error, and the instant replay goes to NBC. In related news, this program remains far ahead of the competition with 17 trillion listeners. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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