Diane Sawyer Beats Brian Williams Ratings For First Time In Months

05/03/2011 05:55 pm ET | Updated Jul 03, 2011

Diane Sawyer had something to celebrate along with Prince William and Kate Middleton last Friday—she won the evening news ratings war for the first time in over seven months.

The "ABC World News" beat the "NBC Nightly News" by 236,000 viewers, drawing 7.659 million to NBC's 7.423 million. The last time Sawyer beat her NBC counterpart Brian Williams head to head? September 9, 2010.

NBC, though, still won the weekly ratings battle. Even so, ABC narrowed the gap between the shows to its lowest point in six months.