via press release:
"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS"
WINS THE WEEK – BEATING THE COMPETITION IN TOTAL VIEWERS, A25-54 AND HOMES
NEW YORK - September 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 August 31-September 6 in all categories. For the week, "Nightly" delivered 7.620 million total viewers, +473K more than ABC "World News'" 7.147 million, and +2.175 million more than CBS "Evening News'" 5.445 million. Season-to-date, "Nightly" leads "World News" by +803K viewers and is the only newscast to grow year-to-year.
Please note: ABC is based on a four-day average with Friday excluded.
"Nightly" has now won for 47 consecutive weeks in total viewers, and for 41 straight weeks in A25-54.
Among the key demographic adults 25-54, "Nightly News" delivered a 1.7, ahead of ABC's 1.6 rating and CBS' 1.2 rating. "Nightly" led "World News" by +177K in the key A25-54 demo for the week. Season-to-date, Nightly leads World News by +323K A25-54 viewers.
In homes, "Nightly News" was No. 1 with a 5.1 rating and an 11 share. Second place ABC posted a 4.8/10 HH rating and CBS had a 3.7/8 HH rating.
On its digital platforms, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continued its strong performance with more than 2.4 million online streams for the week ending September 5, 2009.
Bob Epstein is the executive producer of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." Aurelia Grayson is the senior broadcast producer.
NBC News' home on the internet is www.msnbc.com. For more news and information about "Nightly News," go to www.nightly.msnbc.com.