As Hurricane Isaac washed ashore and the Republican delegates met in Tampa, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the #1 choice for viewers. “Nightly” drew 700,000 more viewers than #2 “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.”
However, last Tuesday, the first night of the RNC, “World News” was No. 1 in A25-54 viewers, ahead of “Nightly” by 87,000 viewers. “Nightly” still won the week in the demo by 170,000 viewers.
“Evening News” is based on three days: Mon-Wed, because of pre-season football on Thursday and U.S. Open coverage on Friday.
- Numbers for the week of August 27, 2012: