“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” Wins The Week, Beating ABC by 663,000

via press release:

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS” WINS THE WEEK BEATING ABC BY 663K
NEW YORK ? October 6, 2009 – According to Nielsen Media Research data, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of Sept. 28-Oct.4, 2009. During the week, “Nightly” delivered 8.309 million total viewers, +663,000 more than ABC “World News'” 7.646 million, and +2.626 million more than CBS “Evening News'” 5.683 million. “Nightly” has its best total viewer delivery since the week of June 29, 2009. Season-to-date, “Nightly” tops “World News” by +558,000 viewers and is the only newscast to show year-to-year growth.

Among the key demographic adults 25-54, “Nightly News” delivered a 2.0, ahead of ABC’s 1.8 rating and CBS’ 1.4 rating.

In homes, “Nightly News” was No. 1 with a 5.5 rating and a 11 share. In second place, ABC drew a 5.2/11, and CBS posted a 4.0/8.

On its digital platforms, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” continued its strong performance with more than 3.4 million online streams for the week ending October 3, 2009.

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