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via press release:

“World News Tonight with David Muir” Grows the Most Year-to-Year in Total Viewers (+11%) and News Demo (+5%) Versus Competition

 

“World News Tonight” Cuts Year-to-Year Gaps with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-49%), Adults 25-54 (-50%) and Adults 18-49 (-11%)

 

For the Season, “World News Tonight” is the No. 1 Evening Newscast Among Adults 25-54, Improving by +8%, While “NBC Nightly News” Down by –6% Compared to Last Season

 

 

 

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” averaged 8.480 million Total Viewers, 2.140 million Adults 25-54 and 1.428 million Adults 18-49 during the week of December 1, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  

 

For the 5th week running “World News Tonight” saw gains on the year-ago week (7.985 million and 2.043 million, respectively, on w/o 12/2/13) in both Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%).  In addition, “World News Tonight” grew the most in both demos compared to “CBS Evening News” (flat/+4%) and “NBC Nightly News” (+1%/-3%).

 

“World News Tonight” slashed its year-to-year gaps with “NBC Nightly News” in half in Total Viewers (-49% – 809,000 vs. 1.587 million) and Adults 25-54 (-50% – 173,000 vs. 347,000), while narrowing its Adults 18-49 margin by 11% (272,000 vs. 304,000).

 

Season to date, “World News Tonight” stands as the No. 1 evening newscast in Adults 25-54, leading “NBC Nightly News” by 20,000 news demo viewers.  This marks the first time in 7 years that “World News Tonight” ranks as the top evening newscast in Adults 25-54 during the season – since the 2007-08 season.  In addition, “World News Tonight” slashed its season gaps with “NBC Nightly News” by 42% in Total Viewers (591,000 vs. 1.017 million) and by 67% in Adults 18-49 (87,000 vs. 260,000) to its closest performances in 6 years and 7 years, respectively – since the 2008-09 and the 2007-08 seasons, respectively.

 

“World News Tonight” is improving versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%)Delivering increases for the 2nd season in a row, “World News Tonight” is averaging its largest overall viewer audience in 7 years and strongest in the key adult news demo in 5 years – since the 2007-08 and the 2009-10 seasons, respectively.  In addition, “World News Tonight” is improving the most in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 compared to “CBS Evening News” (+1%/+3%/+4%) and “NBC Nightly News” (+2%/-6%/-6%).

 

For the week, “World News Tonight” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.355 million Total Viewers, by 263,000 Adults 25-54 and by 130,000 Adults 18-49.

 

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 December 1, 2014)

                 

                             TOTAL VIEWERS ADULTS 25-54      ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT       8,840,000     1.8/7; 2,140,000  1.1/5; 1,428,000   5.8/11

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS             9,649,000     1.9/7; 2,313,000  1.3/6; 1,700,000   6.3/12

CBS EVENING NEWS             7,485,000     1.6/6; 1,877,000  1.0/4; 1,298,000   4.9/ 9

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 12/1/14, 11/24/14 and 12/2/13.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22 – 12/7/14) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23 – 12/8/13).   Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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