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NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT Ranks No. 1 for 23 Straight Weeks

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT ranked #1 in the demo for the week of May 29, averaging 1.64 million A25-54 viewers, leading "ABC World News Tonight" by +169,000 viewers (+12%) and "CBS Evening News" by +456,000 viewers (+38%). For the week, Nightly News averaged 1.15 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +107,000 viewers (+10%) and CBS by +294,000 viewers (+34%). The NBC News broadcast has ranked #1 in A25-54 and A18-49 for 96 of the last 97 weeks and 23 straight months.

Nightly News averaged 7.14 million total viewers for the week of May 29, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.4 million (+25%). Nightly News holds its largest demo lead over ABC in four seasons and biggest advantage over CBS in three seasons. Compared to last season, Nightly News' demo leads over ABC and CBS have improved by +12% each.

NBC and CBS ratings are four-day averages (Tuesday - Friday) due to Memorial Day. ABC ratings are three-day averages (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) due to Memorial Day and the NBA Finals.

Weekly Highlights:

  • Nightly News averaged 1.64 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +169,000 viewers (+12%) and CBS by +456,000 (+38%).
  • Nightly News averaged 1.15 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +107,000 (+10%) and CBS by +294,000 (+34%).
  • Nightly News has ranked #1 in A25-54 and A18-49 for 96 of the past 97 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 7.14 million total viewers, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.4 million (+25%).

Season Highlights:

  • Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49.
  • Nightly News holds its largest A25-54 advantages over ABC in four seasons and over CBS in three seasons.
  • Compared to last season, Nightly News' demo leads over ABC and CBS have improved by is up +12% each

Week of May 29 - June 2, 2017:

Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 7.141 1.36 1.635 0.89 1.148
CBS 5.724 0.98 1.179 0.67 0.854
ABC 7.545 1.22 1.466 0.81 1.041

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ABOUT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" is America's most-watched evening newscast, going beyond the day's headlines to uncover stories of how people's lives are affected by the world around them. "NBC Nightly News" reaches over 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the "Nightly News" app, and social media platforms. Lester Holt is the anchor and Sam Singal is the executive producer.



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