via press release:


New York – April 13, 2010 – “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” was the most watched network evening newscast for the week of April 5-11, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research data. During the week, “Nightly” saw 8.052 million total viewers, +779,000 more than ABC “World News,’” 7.273 million and +2.890 million more than CBS “Evening News’” 5.162 million.

Season-to-date, “Nightly” leads “World News” by +1.223 million total viewers and is the only newscast to show growth versus the same period last season.

Last week, “Nightly” also led in the key demo adults 25-54.  “Nightly” delivered a 1.9 rating A25-54, ahead of “World News’” 1.6 and “Evening News’” 1.3. With 2.401 million A25-54 (000) viewers last week, the newscast beat “World News” by +358,000 viewers. Season-to-date, “Nightly” leads “World News” by +506,000 A25-54 viewers. This is the 72nd consecutive week “Nightly” has topped “World News” in this key demo.

As the number one network broadcast last week, “Nightly News” delivered a 5.4/11 Household rating, with “World News” in second place with a 4.9/10, and “Evening News” in third with a 3.6/7.

On its digital platforms, “Nightly” continued its strong performance last week with more than 4.7 million online streams for the week ending April 10, 2010.

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