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via press release:

“WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR” IS DELIVERING ITS LARGEST OVERALL SEASON AUDIENCE IN 7 YEARS AND BEST ADULTS 25-54 PERFORMANCE IN 4 YEARS

 

Season to Date “World News Tonight” is the Only Broadcast to Improve in Both Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+2%)

 

“World News Tonight” is the Only Evening Broadcast to Post Week-to-Week Gains Among Adults 25-54

 

“World News Tonight” Cuts its Year-to-Year Season Gap with “Nightly News” by -43% in Total Viewers

 

 

 

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” averaged 9.460 million Total Viewers, 2.346 million Adults 25-54 and 1.553 million Adults 18-49 during the week of February 2, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  

 

On Friday (2/6/15), “World News Tonight” ranked No. 1, leading “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (+244,000 – 8.674 million vs. 8.430 million), Adults 25-54 (+243,000 – 2.002 million vs. 1.759 million) and Adults 18-49 (+127,000 – 1.309 million vs. 1.182 million). 

 

For the 2nd straight week, “World News Tonight” was up over the prior week (2.320 million and 1.532 million, respectively, for w/o 1/26/15) in Adults 25-54 (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%) to hit 4-week highs in both measures – since w/o 1/5/15.  In fact, “World News Tonight” stood as the only evening newscast to grow week to week in the key adult news demo compared to “CBS Evening News” (-9%) and “NBC Nightly News” (flat). 

 

“World News Tonight” cut its year-to-year, Total Viewer margin with “NBC Nightly News” by more than half (-52% – 717,000 vs. 1.482 million).

 

Season to date, “World News Tonight” has slashed nearly all of its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 (-85% – 37,000 vs. 252,000), delivering its closest news demo performance with the NBC program in 7 years – since the 2007-08 season.   In addition, “World News Tonight” cut its season gaps with “NBC Nightly News” by 43% in Total Viewers (598,000 vs. 1.056 million) and by 48% in Adults 18-49 (148,000 vs. 287,000) to its closest performances in 7 years in both measures  – since the 2007-08 season.

 

“World News Tonight” is improving versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+2%) “World News Tonight” is averaging its largest overall viewer audience in 7 years and strongest in the key adult news demo in 4 years – since the 2007-08 and the 2010-11 seasons, respectively.  In addition, “World News Tonight” is improving the most in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 compared to “CBS Evening News” (+1%/-1%) and “NBC Nightly News” (flat/-7%). 

 

For the week, “World News Tonight” led the “CBS Evening News” by its largest margins in Total Viewers (+1.607 million) and Adults 25-54 (+531,000) in 10 weeks and biggest in Adults 18-49 (+385,000) in 9 months – since w/o 11/24/14 and w/o 6/9/14, respectively. 

 

ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs at 6:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.  Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast. Follow David Muir and the “World News Tonight” team online: @DavidMuir; @WNTonight; facebook.com/DavidMuirABC

facebook.com/WorldNewsTonight.

 

EVENING NEWS (Week of February 2, 2015)

                 

TOTAL VIEWERS

ADULTS 25-54

ADULTS 18-49

HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

9,460,000

2.0/7; 2,346,000

1.2/5; 1,553,000

6.3/12

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

10,177,000

2.1/8; 2,535,000

1.4/6; 1,826,000

6.6/12

CBS EVENING NEWS

7,853,000

1.5/6; 1,815,000

0.9/4; 1,168,000

5.1/10

 

 

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