NBC News claims “massive” lead


Racking up another weekly win in the TV evening news battle, the Peacock net says the “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” beat ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” by a “massive” 438,000 viewers. NBC crows that its news is ahead of ABC season-to-date in total viewers and is the only network newscast to be growing in the 25-54 demo.

For the most recent week, NBC’s newscast averaged 9,301,000 viewers, with ABC at 8,863,000. Far back was the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” claiming an audience of 6,824,000, according to Nielsen Media Research.
By the way, the new “voice” of the “NBC Nightly News” turned out to be Michael Douglas. Since Monday the noted actor-producer has introduced Brian Williams at the start of each newscast.