ABC News' 'World News Tonight with David Muir' Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of 9/4

ABC News' 'World News Tonight with David Muir' Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of 9/4

ABC News' 'World News Tonight with David Muir' Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of 9/4

ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir" ranked as the No. 1 evening newscast in Total Viewers (8.973 million) for the week of September 4, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "World News Tonight" led "NBC Nightly News" (8.741 million) by 232,000 viewers.

For the 5th consecutive week, "World News Tonight" scored week-to-week increases (8.514 million, 1.792 million and 1.275 million, respectively, on w/o 8/28/17) in all key demos: Total Viewers (+5%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+9%). "World News Tonight" drew its largest overall audience since February and best performances in both key adult demos since January - since weeks of 2/06/17, 1/16/17 and 1/23/17, respectively.
"World News Tonight" turned in double-digit gains on the year-ago week (7.879 million, 1.679 million and 1.225 million, respectively, on w/o 9/5/16) in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+20%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

Season to date, "World News Tonight" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the first time at this point of the season in 21 years - since the 1995-96 season. "World News Tonight" leads "Nightly News" by 81,000 (8.297 million vs. 8.216 million). In addition, "World News Tonight" is narrowing its margins from last season in Adults 25-54 (-22% - 191,000 vs. 244,000) and Adults 18-49 (-12% - 182,000 vs. 206,000).

"World News Tonight" narrowed in Adults 25-54 margins with "NBC Nightly News" both week to week (-28% - 221,000 vs. 309,000) and year to year (-17% - 221,000 vs. 265,000).

For the week, "World News Tonight" defeated the "CBS Evening News" by 2.223 million Total Viewers, by 515,000 Adults 25-54 and by 386,000 Adults 18-49.
ABC "World News Tonight with David Muir" airs 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT on the ABC Television Network. Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast.
NOTE: On Monday (9/4/17), "World News Tonight," "Nightly News" and "Evening News" were coded as specials due to Labor Day and are excluded from the averages. In addition, due NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on Thursday (9/7/17), "NBC Nightly News" was retitled to "NBC-Nitely-News" and the telecast was excluded from the weekly averages. ABC's and CBS' averages are based on 4 days (Tue-Fri), while NBC's averages are based on 3 days (Tue-Wed and Fri).

EVENING NEWS (Week of September 4, 2017)
TOTAL VIEWERS ADULTS 25-54 ADULTS 18-49 HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS
TONIGHT 8,973,000 1.7/8; 2,007,000 1.1/6; 1,387,000 5.9/13
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 8,741,000 1.8/9; 2,228,000 1.2/7; 1,608,000 5.7/12
CBS EVENING NEWS 6,750,000 1.2/6; 1,492,000 0.8/5; 1,001,000 4.4/10
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/4/17, 8/28/17 and 9/5/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV - 9/19/2016 - 9/10/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy EXPLORER - 9/21/15 - 9/11/16). Averages based on regular telecasts.

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