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via press release:

“WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR” GROWS YEAR-TO-YEAR IN TOTAL VIEWERS (+4%) FOR 17th WEEK STRAIGHT

 

“World News Tonight” Improves Week-to-Week Among Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%)

 

Season to Date “World News Tonight” is Averaging Largest Overall Audience in 8 Years

 

Season-to-Season “World News Tonight” is Averaging Close to a Half Million More Viewers Every Night

 

 

ABC News’  “World News Tonight with David Muir” averaged 7.647 million Total Viewers, 1.872 million Adults 25-54 and 1.263 million Adults 18-49 for the week of August 24, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

 

“World News Tonight” improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+4% – 7.647 vs. 7.383 million on w/o 8/25/14).  The ABC evening newscast has turned in year-to-year increases for the last 17 weeks.   

 

“World News Tonight” was up on the previous week (1.832 million and 1.215 million, respectively, on w/o 8/17/15) in Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%), delivering its best news demo performance in 5 weeks – since w/o 7/20/15.

 

Season to date, “World News Tonight” is averaging 477,000 more viewers, compared to the same time frame last season (8.326 million vs. 7.849 million), while “NBC Nightly News” is posting a 200,000 average loss (8.687 million vs. 8.887 million).  For the 2nd year in a row, “World News Tonight” is improving versus the same point last season in both Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) In fact, “World News Tonight” is improving the most in Total Viewers and standing as the only evening newscast to grow in Adults 25-54 compared to “CBS Evening News” (+3%/-2%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-2%/-5%). 

 

Season to date, “World News Tonight” has slashed its season margins with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-65% – 361,000 vs. 1.038 million), Adults 25-54 (-85% – 24,000 vs. 155,000) and Adults 18-49 (-55% – 96,000 vs. 214,000), delivering its closest performances with the NBC program in all three demos in 8 years – since the 2006-07 season.  

 

“World News Tonight” is averaging its largest overall viewer audience in 8 years and strongest in the key adult news demo in 4 years – since the 2006-07 and the 2010-11 seasons, respectively.

 

For the week, “World News Tonight” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.149 million Total Viewers, by 457,000 Adults 25-54 and by 255,000 Adults 18-49.

 

NOTE: Due NFL Preseason, “CBS Evening News” was coded as a breakout on Friday (8/28/15) and the telecast was excluded from the weekly averages.  CBS’ averages are based on 4 days (Mon-Thurs).

 

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/DavidMuirABCfacebook.com/WorldNewsTonight. 

 

EVENING NEWS (Week of August 24, 2015)

                 

TOTAL VIEWERS

ADULTS 25-54

ADULTS 18-49

HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

7,647,000

1.6/7; 1,872,000

1.0/5; 1,263,000

5.1/11

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

8,424,000

1.8/8; 2,100,000

1.2/6; 1,509,000

5.6/12

CBS EVENING NEWS

6,498,000

1.2/5; 1,415,000

0.8/4; 1,008,000

4.3/ 9

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 8/24/15, 8/17/15 and 8/25/14.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 8/30/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 8/31/14).   Averages based on regular telecasts.   

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