"World News Tonight with David Muir" Grows Week-to-Week in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

— -- ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” drew 8.032 million Total Viewers, 1.740 million Adults 25-54 and 1.255 million Adults 18-49 for the week of April 25, 2016, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“World News Tonight” turned week-to-week gains (7.704 million, 1.705 million and 1.202 million, respectively, w/o 4/18/16) in Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%), hitting 4-week highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since w/o 3/28/16.

“World News Tonight” was up on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+4% - 8.032 million vs. 7.687 million on 4/27/15).

“World News Tonight” slashed its week-to-week Total Viewer margin with “NBC Nightly News” nearly in half (-45% - 245,000 vs. 442,000) to its closest overall viewer performance in 7 weeks – since w/o 3/7/16.

“World News Tonight” ranked as the No. 1 newscast in Total Viewers, leading “NBC Nightly News,” on Friday (+97,000 – 7.565 million vs. 7.468 million – 4/29/16).

Season to date, “World News Tonight” is narrowing its Total Viewer season margin with “NBC Nightly News” by double digits (-35% - 274,000 vs. 421,000) for the 2nd-straight seasonposting its closest overall viewer performance with the NBC program in 8 years – since the 2007-08 season.

Since David Muir took the chair in September 2014, the last 2 seasons of “World News Tonight” have drawn the ABC newscast’s its two largest overall viewer audiences in 9 years – since the 2006-07 season.

For the week, “World News Tonight” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.065 million Total Viewers, by 183,000 Adults 25-54 and by 229,000 Adults 18-49.

ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30–7:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.  Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast.

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/25/16, 4/18/16 and 4/27/15.  Most Current: 2015-2016 Season (9/21/15 – 5/1/16) and 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 5/3/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

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