ABC’s world news tonight was the most-watched news program for the sixth straight season, once again surpassing other broadcast networks in the viewing demographic of adults ages 25 to 54.
Even though the previous season had seen the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, the evening newscasts were declining ratings across all networks, and much of the country was still in hiding due to Covid.
David Muir pinned world news tonight Average viewership was 8.15 million, down 7% from the 2020-21 season. Lester Holt’s NBC Nightly News Average 6.87 million, 6% off. CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell Posted 4.94 million with 9% off.
In adults 25-54 demo. world news tonight The average was 1.47 million, down 13% from the previous season. NBC Nightly News 1.2 million average, 15% decrease, CBS Evening News 830,000 which is also 15% off.
Some stats: According to ABC, world news tonight was the most-watched show on all US television for 17 weeks during its season, more than any other show. He’s held his #1 spot on air and cable for 70 weeks since the pandemic began. world news tonight The 18-49 demo is also the top.
CBS News touted O’Donnell’s anchored news program as closing the gap with its rivals, especially among women aged 25 to 54.
NBC News said it improved its viewership gap to ABC News by 12% in total viewership, similar to other demos.