‘World News Tonight’ tops 2021-22 season in viewership – Deadline


ABC world news tonight was the most-watched newscast for a sixth consecutive season and again topped other broadcast networks in the adult 25-54 population.

All the networks saw their ratings decline on their evening newscasts, although the previous season saw the extraordinary 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, and much of the country still cowering due to Covid. .

The David Muir anchored world news tonight averaged 8.15 million viewers, down 7% from the 2020-21 season. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on average 6.87 million, down 6%, while CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell posted 4.94 million, down 9%.

In the adult 25-54 demo. world news tonight averaging 1.47 million, a 13% drop from the previous season. NBC Nightly News 1.2 million on average, a decrease of 15%, and CBS Evening News was at 830,000, also down 15%.

Some statistics: ABC says that world news tonight was the most-watched program on all of American television for 17 weeks during the season, more than any other show. Since the start of the pandemic, it has held the No. 1 spot on broadcast and cable for 70 weeks. world news tonight also topped the 18-49 demo.

CBS News promoted that the O’Donnell-anchored newscast was closing the gap with its rivals, particularly among women 25-54.

NBC News said it improved the ratings gap over ABC News by 12% in total viewership, as well as other demos.

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