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via press release:

“WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR” RANKS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49 FOR 2nd WEEK IN A ROW – FIRST TIME IN OVER 7.5 YEARS

 

“World News Tonight” Improves the Most in All Three Target Demos Compared to Last Year: Total Viewers (+15%), Adults 25-54 (+11%), Adults 18-49 (+15%)

 

“World News Tonight” Widens Lead  Over “Nightly News” in All Measures Week-to-Week: Total Viewers (+171%), Adults 25-54 (+18%), Adults 18-49 (+93%)

 

“World News Tonight” is Averaging Over a Half Million More Viewers Per Night Season-to-Season; “Nightly News” is Down by -218,000

 

“World News Tonight” is Having Most-Watched Season in 8 Years

 

 

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” stood as the No. 1 evening newscast in all key target demos for the 2nd week running: Total Viewers (8.250 million), Adults 25-54 (2.032 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.410 million) for the week of April 6, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  This represented the first time in more than 7 1/2 years that “World News Tonight” won two consecutive weeks in all three key demos – since weeks of 8/13/07 and 8/20/07, respectively.

 

“World News Tonight’s” No. 1 finish represented its first back-to-back Total Viewer win in more than 6 1/2 years – since weeks of 9/15/08 thru 9/22/08.  In addition, “World News Tonight’s” three-week run at No. 1 in Adults 18-49 is its longest in more than 7 1/2 years – since weeks of 9/17/07 thru 10/1/07.  Further, “World News Tonight” won its 15th week of the season, its most number of wins at this point of a season in 19 years – since the 1995-96 season. 

 

“World News Tonight” widened its leads over “NBC Nightly News” from its prior week’s leads in Total Viewers (+171% – 228,000 vs. 84,000), Adults 25-54 (+18% – 190,000 vs. 161,000) and Adults 18-49 (+93% – 112,000 vs. 58,000). In fact, “World News Tonight” scored its biggest overall viewer lead in more than 6 1/2 years and biggest in Adults 18-49 in more than 7 1/2 years – since weeks of 9/8/08 and 10/1/07, respectively.

 

“World News Tonight” built on the year-ago week (7.176 million, 1.827 million and 1.224 million, respectively, for w/o 4/7/14) by double-digits in all three measures: Total Viewers (+15%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%).   World News Tonight” grew the most year to year versus “CBS Evening News” (+7%/+5%/+9%, respectively) and “NBC Nightly News” (-2%/-2%/-7%, respectively). 

 

For the 2nd time in the last three weeks, “World News Tonight” posted week-to-week gains (7.997 million, 1.952 million and 1.286 million, respectively, for w/o 3/30/15) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+3%), Adults 25-54 (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%) 

                                                    

“World News Tonight” is averaging 521,000 more viewers, season to date, compared to the same time frame last season (8.755 million vs. 8.234 million), while “NBC Nightly News” is posting a 218,000 average loss (9.229 million vs. 9.447 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 (+2%) “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.  In addition, “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” (+2%/-3%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-2%/-8%). 

 

Season to date, “World News Tonight” has slashed nearly all of its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 (-94% – 16,000 vs. 251,000), 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 more than half in Total Viewers (-61% – 474,000 vs. 1.213 million) and Adults 18-49 (-60% – 115,000 vs. 290,000) to its closest performances in 7 years in both measures  – since the 2007-08 season.

 

For the week, “World News Tonight” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.425 million Total Viewers, by 461,000 Adults 25-54 and by 331,000 Adults 18-49.  

 

NOTE: Due to NCAA Basketball Final on Monday (4/6/15), “CBS Evening News” was coded as a breakout; ratings were excluded from the average. “CBS Evening News” is based on 4 days (Tues-Fri). 

 

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 April 6, 2015)

                 

TOTAL VIEWERS

ADULTS 25-54

ADULTS 18-49

HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

8,250,000  

1.7/7; 2,032,000

1.1/5; 1,410,000

5.5/11

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

8,022,000  

1.5/6; 1,842,000 

1.0/5; 1,298,000

5.3/11

CBS EVENING NEWS

6,825,000

1.3/5; 1,571,000 

0.8/4; 1,079,000

4.5/ 9

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/6/15, 3/30/15 and 4/7/14.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 4/12/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 4/13/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.  

 

   

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