ABC’s “World News Tonight” claimed a win in the key news demo of viewers 25-54 for the seventh time in the past eight weeks, as rival “NBC Nightly News” continues to be hosted by Lester Holt during Brian Williams’ suspension.
The NBC program, however, took the win in total viewers over ABC’s David Muir-hosted program.
Here are the numbers for the big three broadcast evening newscasts for the week of April 27, 2015, based on Nielsen figures:
NBC Nightly News: 7.726 million
ABC World News Tonight: 7.687 million
CBS Evening News: 6.576 million
ABC World News Tonight: 1.6 average rating/7 share (1.856 million viewers)
NBC Nightly News: 1.4/7 (1.726 million)
CBS Evening News: 1.2/6 (1.430 million)
ABC World News Tonight: 1.0 average rating/5 share (1.293 million viewers)
NBC Nightly News: 1.0/5 (1.244 million)
CBS Evening News: 0.8/4 (1.011 million)