rian Williams's rivals on ABC and CBS were unable to get the jump on NBC Nightly News last week, the first week of Williams's absence while her recovers from knee surgery. Hosted temporarily by Lester Holt, the weekend anchor for Nightly News, the NBC newscast averaged 7.59 million viewers last week, about a half million more than second-place ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, which averaged 7.07 million viewers. The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, which lost viewers in the New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas areas due to the blackout of CBS on Time Warner Cable, averaged 5.73 million viewers.