'World News Tonight with David Muir' Wins Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in Total Viewers

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World News Tonight” outperformed “NBC Nightly News” in all 3 of its head-to-head telecasts during the week in Total Viewers: Tuesday (+402,000), Wednesday (+130,000) and Friday (+62,000).  “World News Tonight” was based on a three day week because of NBA Finals pre-emptions on Monday and Thursday*. “World News Tonight” also beat the NBC program on Friday in Adults 25-54 (+29,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37,000).

Season to date, “World News Tonight” is improving versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (+32,000 - 8.550 million vs. 8.518 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 (-40% - 201,000 vs. 335,000) 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 1.284 million Total Viewers, by 147,000 Adults 25-54 and by 157,000 Adults 18-49.

*NOTE: Due to the NBA Finals Game 5 on Monday (6/13/16) and Game 6 on Thursday (6/16/16), “World News” was retitled “Wrld News Tonite.”  All retitled telecasts are excluded from the averages.  ABC’s weekly averages are based on three days (Tue, Wed and Fri).

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 6/13/16, 6/6/16 and 6/15/15.  Most Current: 2015-2016 Season (9/21/15 – 6/19/16) and 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 6/21/15).  Averages based on regular telecasts.

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