NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT Tops Competition for 61 Straight Weeks
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT won the key demo for the week of August 14th, marking its 61st straight week at #1. The broadcast continues its dominance in the key demo averaging 1.8 million A25-54 viewers, leading "ABC World News Tonight" by +126,000 viewers (+8%) and "CBS Evening News" by +487,000 viewers (+37%). Nightly News grew week-over-week by 6 percent in the demo most valued by news advertisers, reaching a 19-week high and posting its largest A25-54 lead over ABC in seven weeks and biggest margin over CBS in 21 weeks. Nightly News' A25-54 viewership was up the most week-over-week compared to the competition.
For the week, Nightly News averaged 1.3 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +122,000 viewers (+10%) and CBS by +419,000 viewers (+48%). Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly News grew 8 percent week-over-week, reaching an 11-week high and has won 106 of the last 107 weeks. Nightly News' A18-49 viewership was up the most week-over-week compared to the competition.
7.5 million total viewers tuned in to Nightly News for the week of August 14, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.6 million (+27%).
Nightly News remains the #1 evening newscast this season in the key demo, delivering its largest demo lead over CBS in three seasons.