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Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 22

evening news_2014Update 10/11/14: the numbers have been updated following a Nielsen ratings data glitch.

Another split in the evenings: “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams takes total viewers while “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” takes the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same week last year Muir’s broadcast showed the most across-the-board growth: up +11% in viewers and up +9% in the demo.

“Nightly’s” lead on “World News Tonight” last week was 158,000 viewers (less than 2%). That’s the closest ABC has gotten to NBC in four weeks, which was Diane Sawyer‘s final week, and “WNT” got within 40,000 viewers.

“CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was also up in both measurements: up +3% in viewers and up +4% in the demo. “Nightly News” was up in viewers (+2%) but down in the demo (-7%) year-over-year.

Numbers for the week of Sept. 22, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,239,000 7,793,000 6,375,000
• A25-54: 1,821,000 1,900,000 1,513,000

 

Web Videos Broaden Scope of TV Newsmags

Increasingly, TV newsmagazines are reaching out to viewers with digital shorts leading up, or even following, longer TV reports.

“60 Minutes” takes viewers behind the scenes with “60 Minutes Overtime.” “48 Hours” produces Web Extras, like this tour of a Costa Rican hideaway that was the scene of a crime at the center of tomorrow night’s season premiere. “Dateline” went so far as to produce a web-only episode on the Oscar Pistorius verdict a few weeks ago.

“It’s not just extra material,” says Terri Lichstein who oversees digital for ABC’s “20/20.” “It’s very new, very original. They are companion pieces.”

Lichstein was also the senior producer for tonight’s “20/20″ season debut, as David Muir investigates the Slender Man stabbing in Wisconsin. Lichstein ordered up a web-only piece to familiarize viewers on the Slender Man phenomenon. “It’s the kind of thing people want to know,” Lichstein tells TVNewser. “This takes the digital experience in terms of storytelling one step further.” WATCH:

The Afternoon Ticker: Quick, Quintanilla, Muir

  • Becky Quick interviewed Pres. Clinton at his annual Global Initiative gathering in New York today. CNBC carried the interview live. Topics ranged from ISIS airstrikes to tax inversions.

  • Carl Quintanilla‘s first “Real Sports” story airs tonight on the HBO show. Quintanilla explores how the world of daily fantasy sports and has grown into a billion-dollar industry.

  • The parents of the 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times by her friends in the so-called “Slender Man” attack speak to David Muir for the season premiere of ABC’s “20/20″ Friday night.

Only ‘World News Tonight’ Sees Growth in Viewers and Demo For 2013-2014 Season

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While all three network newscasts can celebrate audience growth in the just-completed 2013-2014 season, only “World News Tonight with David Muir” has seen growth among both total viewers and the preferred news demo of Adult 25-54 viewers.

Compared to the 2012-2013 season, “World News Tonight,” which spent most of the season as “World News with Diane Sawyer,” grew +4% in viewers and +5% in the demo.

“Nightly News with Brian Williams” saw the most viewership growth: up +6%, but was down the most in the demo: -3%. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” which saw an executive producer change in the spring, was up +5% in viewers and down -2% in the demo.

“Nightly News” won the season in both total viewers and the demo, though “World News,” took the demo in the second half of the season, winning both Q2 and Q3.

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Numbers for the 2013-2014 season:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,849,000 7,995,000 6,752,000
• A25-54: 2,175,000 2,075,000 1,658,000


Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 15

evening news_2014“World News Tonight with David Muir” wins its 7th straight week, and 11 of past 12 weeks, in the younger demo. And while both ABC and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” are growing in the demo, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” is down compared to the same week last year. CBS is up a whopping +13% in A25-54 viewers, ABC is up +9% and NBC is down -7%.

Among total viewers, “Nightly News” continues as the most-watched evening newscast, a winning streak that is entering its 6th year. All three broadcasts were up in total viewers: +4% for ABC, and +2% for both NBC and CBS.

Numbers for the week of Sept. 15, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,244,000 7,872,000 6,281,000
• A25-54: 1,927,000 2,088,000 1,599,000

 

U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets

The broadcast and cable news networks broke in with special coverage tonight as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria began.

Brian Williams, David Muir and Scott Pelley all updated the west coast editions of their evening newscasts tonight. ABC broke in with a network-wide special report at 9:30pmET, NBC broke in at 9:38pmET. CBS News ran a crawl during primetime programming at 9:30pmET.

Cable news has been in non-stop coverage. Fox News was first with the news. Megyn Kelly broke into her own pre-taped interview with Alan Colmes at 9:26pmET as Jennifer Griffin reported that military operations had begun. Shepard Smith picked up coverage on Fox News at 10pmET and will continue until MidnightET when Kelly picks up. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broke in with the news at 9:30pmET with Jim Sciutto reporting the news. Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota anchored from 10pmET until Midnight. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported the news at 9:34pmET. Lawrence O’Donnell anchored at 10 and Chris Hayes picks up at 11pmET with live coverage on MSNBC. FBN has been in live coverage as well and will simulcast Megyn Kelly‘s coverage at Midnight.

The Ticker: Scots Vote, Tall Shoes, New Film

  • FBN will pre-empt “Imus in the Morning” tomorrow for “Special Report: Scotland’s Vote for Independence” anchored by Neil Cavuto. Coverage begins at 5amET with Cavuto and  FBN’s Ashley Webster live from Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • On Jimmy Kimmel last night, David Muir talked about the “tall shoes” he’s filling on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” and about why he plans to take the show on the road more often.

Why Rob Marciano is Leaving the Jokes to Jimmy Kimmel

Yesterday, ABC News Meteorologist Rob Marciano might have gotten a little too excited about the weather.

In a since-deleted play on words, Marciano responded to a Twitter user who didn’t realize he was now covering weather.

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Marciano went on to explain himself and ultimately add in a plug for his colleague David Muir.

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The Afternoon Ticker: David & Jimmy, ‘Outnumbered,’ Wire Walk

  • “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will make his first guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight on ABC.

  • Fox News’ “Outnumbered” celebrated its 100th show today. Since its launch at the end of April, the panel news/talk show has improved the NoonET time period +34% in viewers and +84% in the A25-54 demo.

  • “Today” co-hosts Willie Geist and Natalie Morales will co-host the Discovery Channel special “Skyscraper Live” as daredevil Nik Wallenda attempts a wire walk high above Chicago. The special airs Sunday, November 2 at 7pmET.

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 8

evening news_2014ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “NBC Nightly News” once again split the top honors in the ratings last week. The Brian Williams-anchored NBC newscast took total viewers, while the David Muir-anchored ABC broadcast won the A25-54 demo, its sixth straight win.

It was No. 3 “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” that showed the most demo growth, up +10% year-over-year. “World News Tonight” was up +6% in the demo and “Nightly News” was down -4% in the demo. Among total viewers, all three programs showed growth: ABC was up +5% while NBC and CBS were each up +3%.

Numbers for the week of Sept. 8, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,554,000 8,326,000 6,276,000
• A25-54: 2,013,000 2,136,000 1,607,000

 

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