*Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” For the week of Sept. 5, 2022

With David Muir Anchoring From Kyiv, Lviv, Warsaw and London, ‘World News Tonight With David Muir’ Is #1 Newscast in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 – Leading NBC by 1.1 Million and CBS by 2.9 Million — And No. 2 Program on All of Television

Season to Date, ‘World News Tonight’ Is Seeing Its Largest Adults 25-54 Lead in 26 Years

‘World News Tonight’ Is Ranking #1 in Total Viewers for the 6th Consecutive Season and in Both Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Season in a Row


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“World News Tonight with David Muir” finished as the No. 1 evening newscast in all of broadcast and cable in Total Viewers (7.348 million), Adults 25-54 (1.258 million) and Adults 18-49 (820,000), during the week of Sept. 5, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” is leading “NBC Nightly News” (6.243 million, 1.126 million and 754,000, respectively) by 1.105 million Total Viewers, by 132,000 Adults 25-54 and by 66,000 Adults 18-49.

“World News Tonight” has won the last 197 of 198 weeks in Total Viewers and 126 of the last 128 in Adults 25-54.

“World News Tonight” was the No. 2 program of the week in Total Viewers (7.348 million) on all of television (excluding sports).

David Muir had an exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday, Sept. 5, and anchored special editions of “World News Tonight” from the region Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 7. Muir also anchored the program from London on Friday, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Season to date, “World News Tonight” (8.161 million) is ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 6th consecutive year, based on Most Current Data. “World News Tonight” is leading “NBC Nightly News” (6.886 million) by 1.275 million and “CBS Evening News” (4.948 million) by 3.213 million.

“World News Tonight” is ranking No. 1 in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd season in a row. “World News Tonight” is surpassing NBC in both Adults 25-54 (+274,000 – 1.475 million vs. 1.201 million) and Adults 18-49 (+167,000 – 1.011 million vs. 844,000). In fact, “World News Tonight” is posting its largest Adults 25-54 lead in 26 years — since the 1995-1996 season.

In addition, “World News Tonight” is leading “CBS Evening News” (836,000 and 581,000, respectively) by 639,000 Adults 25-54 and by 430,000 Adults 18-49.

For the week, “World News Tonight” (7.348 million, 1.258 million and 820,000, respectively) defeated “CBS Evening News” (4.451 million, 713,000 and 442,000, respectively) by 2.897 Total Viewers, by 545,000 Adults 25-54 and by 378,000 Adults 18-49.

NOTE: On Monday (9/5/22), all three programs were coded as specials due to the Labor Day holiday. The telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC’s, CBS’ and NBC’s averages are based on four days (Tuesday-Friday).

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. Almin Karamehmedovic is the senior executive producer of the broadcast.

EVENING NEWS (Week of Sept. 5, 2022):


ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT 7,348,000 1.0/10; 1,258,000 0.6/ 9; 820,000 4.6/14
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 6,243,000 0.9/ 9; 1,126,000 0.6/ 8; 754,000 3.9/12
CBS EVENING NEWS 4,451,000 0.6/ 5; 713,000 0.3/ 4; 442,000 2.8/ 9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 9/5/22), Previous Week (w/o 8/29/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 9/6/21). Most Current: 2021-2022 Season (9/20/21 – 9/11/22) and 2020-2021 Season (9/21/20 – 9/12/21). Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.

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September 14, 2022 12:00am ET by Pressparty  


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