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NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT Wins Eighth Straight Sweep in Demo

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT ranked #1 in the demo for the May 2017 sweep period, averaging 1.7 million A25-54 viewers, leading "ABC World News Tonight" by +177,000 viewers (+12%) and "CBS Evening News" by 411,000 viewers (+32%). Versus May 2016, Nightly News posted higher demo leads over both ABC (by +2%) and CBS (by +15%). The NBC News broadcast has finished #1 in the demo for eight consecutive sweep periods and 34 of the last 37 sweeps.

Among A18-49, Nightly News averaged 1.2 million viewers for the sweep period, topping ABC by +178,000 (+17%) and CBS by +331,000 (+37%). Nightly News has been #1 in A18-49 for eight straight sweeps and 38 of the last 39 sweeps. Year over year, Nightly News improved its A18-49 lead over ABC by +85% (+178,000 vs. +96,000 in May 2016) and CBS by +18% (+331,000 vs. +280,000 in May 2016).

Nightly News averaged 7.5 million total viewers for May sweep, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.4 million viewers (+24%). Nightly News improved its lead over CBS by +14% from the May 2016 sweep.

May Sweep Highlights:

  • Nightly News averaged 1.7 million A25-54 viewers, leading "ABC World News Tonight" by +177,000 (12%) and "CBS Evening News" by 411,000 (+32%).
  • Nightly News has finished #1 in the demo for eight consecutive sweep periods and 34 of the last 37 sweeps.
  • Nightly News averaged 1.2 million A18-49 viewers for the sweep period, topping ABC by +178,000 viewers (+17%) and CBS by +331,000 viewers (+37%).
  • Nightly News has been #1 in A18-49 for eight straight sweeps and 38 of the last 39 sweeps.
  • Nightly News averaged 7.5 million total viewers for May sweep, leading CBS EVENING NEWS by +1.4 million viewers (+24%).

May 2017 Sweep:

Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 7.526 1.43 1.714 0.96 1.236
CBS 6.084 1.08 1.303 0.70 0.905
ABC 7.550 1.28 1.537 0.82 1.058

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