ABC Information’ World News Tonight with David Muir once more was probably the most watched present in broadcast and cable final week, as the standard night newscasts take pleasure in a resurgence throughout the coronavirus disaster.
However the community mentioned that the half-hour broadcast additionally reached a ratings milestone for the season so far, rating No. 1 in complete viewers and in two key demographics, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, the place it holds a slender lead over NBC Nightly News. The final time World Information Tonight reached that benchmark was throughout the 1995-96 season. The figures come from ABC through the Nielsen Co.
For the week of April 27, World Information Tonight had 10.5 million complete viewers, NBC Nightly Information with Lester Holt had 9.5 million, and CBS Night Information with Norah O’Donnell had 6.6 million. In adults 25-54, the numbers had been 2.14 million for World Information Tonight, 2.08 million for NBC Nightly Information and 1.14 million for CBS Night Information. Within the 18-49 demo, the numbers had been 1.47 million for World Information Tonight, 1.42 million for NBC Nightly Information and 797,000 for CBS Night Information.
The entire newscasts had been up in contrast with the identical interval a yr in the past. ABC and NBC’s had been up by 25% and CBS by 15% in complete viewers.
Last season, World Information Tonight beat NBC Nightly Information in complete viewers, however the latter topped in the important thing demos. The Nielsen figures are live-plus-same day airings.
— to deadline.com