ABC’s World News Tonight Most Watched Evening Newscast Last Week, NBC Leads in Demo


For the week of February 6th, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir led all of the evening newscasts in total viewers, according to Nielsen.

The news program average 9.1 million total viewers for the week, topping NBC Nightly News, which pulled in an average total audience of 9 million in that same time frame. CBS Evening News finished third with 7.5 million total viewers.

In the key 25-54 demographic, NBC Nightly News led the way, pulling in 2.2 million viewers. ABC followed closely with 2 million, and CBS came in third at 1.7 million.

Compared to the previous week, ABC and CBS saw slights gains in total and demo viewership while NBC experienced drops in both metrics.

Meanwhile, looking back at this time last year, all three newscasts have seen shrinkage in their audiences. This week in 2016, World News Tonight averaged 9.2 million total viewers and 2.2 million in the demo. NBC Nightly News pulled in an overall audience of 9.4 million with 2.4 million demo viewers. And CBS Evening News nabbed 7.8 million total viewers and 2 million in the 25-54 demographic.

[image via ABC/NBC]


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