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via press release:

“WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR” WINS TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49

 

“World News Tonight” Ranks #1 Among Total Viewers for 4 Weeks Straight and in Adults 18-49 for 5 Weeks in a Row

 

“World News Tonight” Improves the Most Year-to-Year in Total Viewers (+11%), Adults 25-54 (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%); “Nightly News” is Down (-3%/-6%/-11%)

 

“World News Tonight” is Up from Last Week in Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%)

 

 “World News Tonight” is Averaging Over a Half Million More Viewers Per Night Season-to-Season; “Nightly News” is Down by -241,000

 

 

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” ranked No. 1 for the week in all key target demos: Total Viewers (8.219 million), Adults 25-54 (2.053 million), Adults 18-49 (1.406 million) during the week of April 20, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “World News Tonight” outperformed “NBC Nightly News” (8.097 million, 1.873 million and 1.302 million, respectively) by 122,000 Total Viewers, 180,000 Adults 25-54 and 104,000 Adults 18-49.  The  “World News Tonight” victory represented its 4th week in a row in Total Viewer, its longest in more than 7 1/2 years (since weeks of 7/30 – 8/20/07) and the 5th week running in Adults 18-49, its longest in nearly 8 years (since weeks of 5/7 – 6/4/07).

 

“World News Tonight” improved on the same week last year (7.389 million, 1.880 million and 1.297 million, respectively, for w/o 4/21/14) in all three measures: Total Viewers (+11%), Adults 25-54 (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%).  In addition, “World News Tonight” was up the most in overall viewers and in the key adult news demo and stood as the only newscast to build in Adults 18-49, compared to “CBS Evening News” (+8%/+1%/-2%, respectively) and “NBC Nightly News” (-3%/-6%/-11%, respectively). 

 

“World News Tonight” turned in across-the-board, week-to-week gains (7.891 million, 1.788 million and 1.257 million, respectively, for w/o 4/13/15): Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%).   World News Tonight” was up the most from previous week in both key demos versus “CBS Evening News” (flat/+2%, respectively) and “NBC Nightly News” (+4%/+7%, respectively). 

 

“World News Tonight” is averaging 517,000 more viewers, season to date, compared to the same time frame last season (8.708 million vs. 8.191 million), while “NBC Nightly News” is posting a 241,000 average loss (9.141 million vs. 9.382 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%/-2%) and “NBC Nightly News” (-3%/-8%). 

 

Season to date, “World News Tonight” has slashed nearly all of its season margin with “NBC Nightly News” in Adults 25-54 (-96% – 10,000 vs. 236,000), 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 (-64% – 433,000 vs. 1.191 million) and Adults 18-49 (-63% – 103,000 vs. 278,000) to its closest performances in 7 years in both measures  – since the 2007-08 season.

 

For the week, “World News Tonight” defeated the “CBS Evening News” by 1.400 million Total Viewers, by 525,000 Adults 25-54 and by 352,000 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/DavidMuirABCfacebook.com/WorldNewsTonight.

  

EVENING NEWS (Week of April 20, 2015)

                 

           TOTAL VIEWERS   ADULTS 25-54    ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

ADULTS 25-54

ADULTS 18-49

HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

8,219,000

1.7/7; 2,053,000

1.1/6; 1,406,000   

5.5/11

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

8,097,000  

1.6/7; 1,873,000 

1.0/6; 1,302,000

5.3/11

CBS EVENING NEWS

6,819,000  

1.3/5; 1,528,000 

0.8/4; 1,054,000

4.6/10

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/20/15, 4/13/15 and 4/21/14.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 4/26/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 4/27/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.  

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