NBC NIGHTLY NEWS is Most-Watched Network Evening Newscast

February 20
12:41 2013
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS is Most-Watched Network Evening Newscast

"NBC Nightly News with BrIan Williams" was the most-watched network evening newscast for the week ending February 15, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The NBC broadcast averaged 8.995 million total viewers, +661,000 more than ABC "World News," and +1,795,000 more than CBS "Evening News."

NOTE: ABC World News is based on a four-day average (Tue excluded).

"NBC Nightly News" Weekly Highlights:

Nightly delivered 8.995 million total viewers, +8% (+661,000) more than ABC World News' 8.334 million and +25% (+1,795,000) more than CBS Evening News' 7.200 million.
Nightly averaged a 6.0/11 Household rating, ahead of ABC's 5.5/11 and CBS' 4.9/9.
Nightly has won for 179 consecutive weeks in total viewers, and in 226 of the past 227 weeks among total viewers.
Nightly delivered a 2.0 A25-54 rating, +1 tenth ahead of ABC's 1.9 rating and +2 tenths more than CBS's 1.8 rating.
Among A25-54 (000), Nightly averaged 2.377 million viewers, +7% (+161,000) viewers ahead of World News' 2.216 million and +11% (+282,000) ahead of Evening News' 2.095 million.
Nightly has topped World News in A25-54 (000) for 221 consecutive weeks.

Season-to-Date Highlights:
Season-to-date, Nightly leads World News by +784,000 total viewers, and by +341,000 Adult 25-54 viewers.

Patrick Burkey is the executive producer of "NBC Nightly News with BrIan Williams." For more news and information, go to



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