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NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT Ranks No. 1 in A25-54 for 55 Straight Weeks

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT ranked #1 in the demo for the week of July 3, averaging 1.6 million A25-54 viewers, leading "ABC World News Tonight" by +60,000 viewers (+4%) and "CBS Evening News" by +454,000 viewers (+40%). Nightly News has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 55 consecutive weeks.

For the week, Nightly News averaged 1.2 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +168,000 viewers (+17%) and CBS by +440,000 viewers (+59%). Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly News has won 100 of the last 101 weeks.

Nightly News averaged 7.2 million total viewers for the week of July 3, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.5 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 lead over ABC is up by +8% and its lead over CBS is up +13%. In A18-49, Nightly News is posting its best advantages over the competition in three seasons leading ABC by +200,000 (+16%) and CBS by +416,000 (+40%) compared to last season.

Due to the July 4 holiday, all three evening newscasts were rated for three days (Wed-Fri).

Weekly Highlights:

  • Nightly News averaged 1.6 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +60,000 viewers (+4%) and CBS by +454,000 (+40%).
  • Nightly News has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 55 consecutive weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 1.2 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +168,000 (+17%) and CBS by +440,000 (+59%).
  • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly News has won 100 of the last 101 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 7.2 million total viewers, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.5 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 lead over ABC is up by +8% and its lead over CBS is up +13%.
  • Nightly News holds its largest A18-49 advantage over the competition in three seasons.
  • Compared to last season, Nightly News' A18-49 lead over ABC is up +16% and its lead over CBS is up +40%.

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