'World News Tonight with David Muir' is Having Highest-Rated Season in 9 Years

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For the 4th week in a row, “World News Tonight” improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+1% - 7.571 million vs.  7.505 million for w/o 7/13/15).


“World News Tonight” cut its margins with “NBC Nightly News” from the previous week (w/o 7/4/16) in Adults 25-54 (-7% - 210,000 vs. 227,000) and Adults 18-49 (-2% - 111,000 vs. 113,000).


Season to date, “World News Tonight” is improving versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (+40,000 - 8.468 million vs. 8.428 million).  Growing for the 4th straight year, “World News Tonight” is delivering its largest overall viewer audience in 9 years – since the 2006-07 season.


“World News Tonight” is also narrowing its Total Viewer season margin with “NBC Nightly News” by double digits (-45% - 195,000 vs. 356,000) for the 2nd straight seasonposting its closest overall viewer performance with the NBC program in 9 years – since the 2006-07 season.


For the week, “World News Tonight” beat the “CBS Evening News” by 1.076 million Total Viewers, by 83,000 Adults 25-54 and by 129,000 Adults 18-49.


ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30–7:00 p.m. EDT 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 7/11/16, 7/4/16 and 7/13/15.  Most Current: 2015-2016 Season (9/21/15 – 7/17/16) and 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 7/19/15).   Averages based on regular telecasts.

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