NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT is No. 1 for 74 Straight Weeks
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT won the key demo for the week of November 13, marking its 74th straight week as the #1 most-watched evening broadcast, according to Nielsen Research Data. The broadcast continues its winning streak in the key demo, averaging 1.9 million A25-54 viewers and beating "ABC World News Tonight" by +75,000 viewers (+4%) and "CBS Evening News" by +484,000 viewers (+34%). Nightly News grew week over week in its key demo audience.On Monday, November 13, "Nightly News" aired an installment of "Those Who Serve," featuring Sgt. Justin Vinson of Newport, Tenn. and 4-year old Sawyer Schimming, who meets Sgt. Vinson each afternoon dressed in a police uniform. As Sgt. Vinson directs traffic, Sawyer sets up his own traffic cones in his yard and imitates Sgt. Vinson's every move. For 119 of the past 120 weeks, "Nightly News" is the most-watched among A18-49 viewers, averaging 1.3 million and topping ABC by +82,000 viewers (+7%) and CBS by +35,000 viewers (+37%). 8.5 million total viewers tuned in to "Nightly News" for the week of November 13. "Nightly News" bested "CBS Evening News" by + 1.8 million total viewers (+26%). "Nightly News" continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the key demo, delivering its largest demo lead over CBS in four seasons. The broadcast also continues to dominate the competition on social media with more followers on Facebook and a twofold advantage in Twitter engagement compared to "CBS Evening News." For the week of November 13, "Nightly News" was rated for four nights (Nov. 13, Nov. 14, Nov. 15 and Nov. 17) due to Thursday Night Football. For the latest from "Nightly News," follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter for the latest.