Who needs Brian Williams? NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ wins ratings week

February 18, 2015 4:42 PM

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"NBC Nightly News" hung on to its total-viewer winning streak for the first official week of Brian Williams’ suspension. The NBC newscast also maintained its lead in the news demo but in both metrics its lead narrowed considerably, week-to-week.

With Lester Holt in the anchor chair, "Nightly News" was No. 1 in both total viewers (9.430 million) and the news demo (2.292 million) for the week of February 9-13. NBC’s newscast won four out of five nights in each metric and all five nights in the younger 18-49 age bracket. The weekly win marks 2...

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