ABC’s “World News Tonight” has in recent weeks challenged NBC’s “Nightly News” in the advertiser-coveted demo of people between the ages of 25 and 54. Now, or the first time in about half a decade, ABC has beaten NBC out for the most-watched evening newscast on broadcast television – as well as for viewers between 25 and 54 and viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. It marks the first time in 263 weeks that the NBC newscast has not been the most-viewed regularly scheduled evening newscast on TV.
“We’re proud of the quality of the broadcast we produce every night and the stories we tell,” NBC News said in a statement. ” In an increasingly complex world,’NBC Nightly News’ is the place our audience can turn for credible, authoritative news they can trust.”