via press release:
"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS"
WINS THE WEEK – BEATING THE COMPETITION IN TOTAL VIEWERS, A25-54 AND HOMES
Season-to-date, "Nightly" is the Only Evening Newscast to Increase in Total Viewers and Rating A25-54
NEW YORK – June 9, 2009 – According to Nielsen Media Research data, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of June 1-7, 2009. During the week, the Williams-led newscast grew to 7.964 million total viewers, +815K more than ABC "World News'" 7.149 million, and +2.787 million more than CBS "Evening News'" 5.177 million – its lowest delivery ever. Season-to-date, "Nightly" is the only evening newscast to increase in total viewers (up +2%) and tops "World News" by +760,000 viewers.
"Nightly" has won for 34 consecutive weeks in total viewers, and for 28 straight weeks in A25-54.
Among the key demographic adults 25-54, "Nightly News" delivered a 1.9, ahead of ABC's 1.6 rating and CBS' 1.3 rating. "Nightly" led "World News" by +352,000 A25-54 viewers for the week. Season-to-date, Nightly is the only evening newscast to increase in rating A25-54 (+10%) and leads World News by +300,000 A25-54 (000) viewers.
In homes, "Nightly News" won with a 5.3 rating and an 12 share. In second place ABC drew a 4.8/10, and CBS posted a 3.6/8.
Bob Epstein is the executive producer of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." Aurelia Grayson is the senior broadcast producer.
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