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"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS" IS DELIVERING BEST START TO A SEASON SINCE 2006

NBC Broadcast is #1 in Total Viewers and Youngest Viewers A18-49

OCTOBER 28, 2014 - "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 in total viewers and the younger demo A18-49 for the week of October 20-24, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research data.  Nightly has now been the #1 evening newscast in total viewers for 267 consecutive weeks and 314 of the last 315 weeks.

The NBC broadcast is posting +1% growth in total viewers versus the previous year and delivering its best start to a season since 2006.

NOTE: Nielsen has now provided corrected data starting with the week of 9/1.  Other milestone points and comparisons are based on historical data that Nielsen will be revising.

Weekly Highlights:

  • Nightly delivered 8.402 million total viewers, leading ABC by +454,000 and CBS by +1.925 million.
  • Nightly averaged a 1.8 A25-54 rating, +4 tenths ahead of CBS.
  • Among A25-54 (000), Nightly averaged 1.967 million viewers, +386,000 ahead of CBS.
  • Nightly delivered a 1.1 A18-49 rating, tied for #1 with ABC and topping CBS by +3 tenths.
  • Among A18-49, Nightly delivered 1.380 million viewers, topping ABC by +21,000 and CBS by +305,000.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-24, 2014

Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 8.402 1.6 1.967 1.1 1.380
CBS 6.477 1.3 1.581 0.8 1.075
ABC 7.948 1.7 2.016 1.1 1.359

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