Click Here for More Articles on RATINGS WATCH...

NBC's NIGHTLY NEWS Continues as America's Most-Watched Newscast

NBC's NIGHTLY NEWS Continues as America's Most-Watched Newscast

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continued as America's most-watched evening newscast for the week ending August 8, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

The NBC broadcast was #1 in both total viewers and the younger demo of viewers 18-49. Nightly was the only evening news program to post any demo growth versus its 3Q'14-to-date average, increasing +9% in rating W18-49.

Season-to-date, Nightly is posting its biggest total viewer audience in 8 years (since the 2005-06 season) and its largest lead over ABC (+969,000) since the 2011-12 season. Nightly continues to post the biggest season-to-season growth among the national evening newscasts, increasing +481,000 total viewers (+6%) and widening its advantage over ABC by +28%. This season, Nightly has also widened its gaps over CBS by 8% in total viewers and 3% among A25-54 viewers.

Weekly Highlights:

Nightly delivered 7.464 million viewers, leading ABC World News by +441,000 and CBS Evening News by +1,511,000.
Nightly has won in total viewers for 256 consecutive weeks, and in 303 of the past 304 weeks.
Nightly averaged a 1.4 A25-54 rating, +2 tenths over CBS.
Among A25-54 (000), Nightly averaged 1.687 million viewers, topping CBS by +305,000.
Nightly averaged a 1.0 A18-49 rating, tied for #1 with ABC and leading CBS by +2 tenths.
Nightly averaged 1.284 million A18-49 viewers, leading ABC by +73,000 and CBS by +321,000.


Households Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 5.1 7.464 1.4 1.687 1.0 1.284
CBS 4.0 5.953 1.2 1.382 0.8 963
ABC 4.8 7.023 1.5 1.764 1.0 1.211

Related Articles

Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Night Three of THE VOICE's Battle Rounds 10/20; Full Results!Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Finally Delivers a Goosebump Inducing Performance! BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini Discusses Broadway, TV, Film on THAT'LL PLAY PODCAST
BWW's Matt Tamanini Discusses Theatre, TV, Film on THAT'LL PLAY PODCAST
dotted line
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Monday, Oct. 20th: Why is Pitbull EVERYWHERE? 8:00: THE ORIGINALS | The CW

8:00: DANCING WITH Pitbull | ABC

9:00: PEARL JAM TWENTY | Palladia

Click for more picks!

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber