“NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT” IS #1 AGAIN

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 10:23

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APRIL 10, 2018 – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of April 2, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

The broadcast continues its dominance in the key demo, averaging 1.8 million A25-54 viewers and beating “ABC World News Tonight” by +21,000 viewers (+1%) and “CBS Evening News” by +462,000 viewers (+36%). “Nightly News” has won the demo 137 out of the last 140 weeks.

For 93 of the past 94 weeks, “Nightly News” is the most-watched broadcast among A18-49 viewers and, for the week of April 2, averaged 1.2 million, topping ABC by +33,000 viewers (+3%) and CBS by +312,000 viewers (+36%).

7.8 million total viewers tuned in to “Nightly News” for the week of April 2 besting “CBS Evening News” by +1.6 million total viewers (+26%).

“Nightly News” continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the key demo, delivering its largest demo lead over CBS in seven seasons.

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Weekly Highlights:

  • “Nightly News” averaged 1.8 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +21,000 viewers (+1%) and CBS by +462,000 (+36%).
  • “Nightly News” has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 137 of the past 140 weeks.
  • “Nightly News” averaged 1.2 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +33,000 (+3%) and CBS by +312,000 (+36%).
  • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly News has won 93 of the last 94 weeks.
  • “Nightly News” averaged 7.8 million total viewers, beating CBS by +1.6 million (+26%).

Season Highlights:

  • “Nightly News” is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
  • “Nightly News” holds its largest A25-54 demo advantage over CBS in seven seasons.

Week of April 2 – April 6, 2018:

  Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 7.785 1.45 1.750 0.92 1.189
CBS 6.171 1.07 1.288 0.68 0.877
ABC 8.269 1.43 1.729 0.90 1.156

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ABOUT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America, providing the very latest on the day’s top stories and going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our times. NBC Nightly News reaches more than 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, and social media platforms. Lester Holt is the anchor, and Sam Singal is the executive producer.

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For more information contact:

TJ Ducklo

NBC News

212-664-1913

tj.ducklo@nbcuni.com

Rachel Zuckerman

NBC News

212-664-3996

rachel.zuckerman@nbcuni.com

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