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“WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR” SCORES LARGEST OVERALL PREMIERE WEEK AUDIENCE IN 7 YEARS

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” Grows Year-to-Year in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%)

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” Improves Week-to-Week Across All Key Measures – Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (5%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%)

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” Delivers Largest Overall Audience and Adults 25-54 Performance in 3 Months

 

 

 

 

 

ABC News’  “World News Tonight with David Muir” averaged 7.913 million Total Viewers, 1.903 million Adults 25-54 and 1.266 million Adults 18-49 for the week of September 21, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” improved on the same week last year (w/o 9/22/14) in Total Viewers (+2% – 7.913 million vs. 7.793 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% – 1.266 million vs. 1.206 million). In fact, “World News Tonight” attracted its largest overall premiere week audience in 7 years – since w/o 9/22/08.

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” was up on its week-ago performance (7.623 million, 1.805 million and 1.251 million, respectively, on w/o 9/14/15) in Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%), drawing its best numbers in overall viewers and in the key adult news demo since June – since weeks of 6/15/15 and 6/22/15, respectively.

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” decreased its week-to-week margins with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-4% – 371,000 vs. 386,000) and Adults 25-54 (-34% – 93,000 vs. 141,000), posting its closest news demo performance in 2 months – since w/o 7/20/15.

 

 

 

“World News Tonight” narrowed its Total Viewer gap with “NBC Nightly News” from the year-ago premiere week by 17% (371,000 vs. 446,000).

 

 

 

For the week, “World News Tonight” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.364 million Total Viewers, by 491,000 Adults 25-54 and by 331,000 Adults 18-49, delivering its largest news demo lead in 9 weeks – since w/o 7/20/15.

 

  

 

NOTE:  Due to coverage of Pope Francis in the U.S., “ABC World News Tonight” was retitled on Thursday (9/24/15) and Friday (9/25/15).  “NBC Nightly News” was also retitled on Friday, while being coded as a Sustainer (without national commercials) on Thursday.  “CBS Evening News” was retitled on Thursday (9/17/15) for NFL.  All retitled telecasts are excluded from the averages.  ABC’s and NBC’s weekly averages are based on 3 days (Mon-Wed), while CBS’ weekly averages are based on 4 days (Mon-Wed and 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 September 21, 2015)

 

                 

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

ADULTS 25-54

ADULTS 18-49

HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

7,913,000

1.6/7; 1,903,000

1.0/5; 1,266,000

5.3/11

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

8,284,000

1.7/7; 1,996,000

1.2/6; 1,473,000

5.5/12

CBS EVENING NEWS

6,549,000

1.2/5; 1,412,000

0.7/4;   935,000

4.3/ 9

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/21/15, 9/14/15 and 9/22/14.  Averages based on regular telecasts.

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