Press Release

June 21, 2022

For the 10th Week Straight, ‘World News Tonight With David Muir’ Is the #1 Program on Broadcast and Cable and Is America’s #1 Newscast Across the Board — Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49

‘World News Tonight’ Leads NBC by 1.3 Million and CBS by 3 Million Viewers for the Week 


For the Season, ‘World News Tonight’ Is #1 for the 6th Year in a Row Among Total Viewers and #1 for the 3rd Year Straight in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49


World News Tonight with David Muirstood as the No. 1 program of the week in Total Viewers (7.720 million) on all of television (excluding sports) during the week of June 13, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” has ranked as the week’s No. 1 program for the 10th consecutive week (excluding sports).


“World News Tonight” was the No. 1 evening newscast in all of broadcast and cable in Total Viewers (7.720 million), Adults 25-54 (1.301 million) and Adults 18-49 (892,000), outperforming “NBC Nightly News” (6.389 million, 1.023 million and 700,000, respectively) by 1.331 million Total Viewers, by 278,000 Adults 25-54 and by 192,000 Adults 18-49.

“World News Tonight” has won the last 185 of 186 weeks in Total Viewers and 114 of the last 116 weeks in Adults 25-54.

For the 2nd week in a row, “World News Tonight” was up over the previous week in Total Viewers (+3,000 – 7.720 million vs. 7.717 million), drawing its largest overall audience in 6 weeks — since w/o 5/2/22.

Season to date, “World News Tonight” (8.380 million) is ranking No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 6th consecutive year, based on Most Current Data. “World News Tonight” is leading “NBC Nightly News” (7.080 million) by 1.300 million and “CBS Evening News” (5.076 million) by 3.304 million.


“World News Tonight” is ranking No. 1 in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd season in a row. “World News Tonight” is surpassing NBC in both Adults 25-54 (+276,000 – 1.534 million vs. 1.258 million) and Adults 18-49 (+161,000 – 1.048 million vs. 887,000).


For the week, “World News Tonight” (7.720 million, 1.301 million and 892,000, respectively) beat “CBS Evening News” (4.686 million, 742,000 and 507,000, respectively) by 3.034 Total Viewers, by 559,000 Adults 25-54 and by 385,000 Adults 18-49.


NOTE: “World News Tonight” was retitled to “WNT-ABC” on Monday (6/13/22) for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, on Wednesday (6/15/22) for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals and on Thursday (6/16/22) for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. On Friday (6/17/22), “NBC Nightly News” was preempted due to coverage of U.S. Open Golf. The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC’s weekly averages are based on two days (Tuesday and Friday), and NBC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Monday-Thursday).

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. Almin Karamehmedovic is the senior executive producer of the broadcast.


EVENING NEWS (Week of June 13, 2022):

                                                               TOTAL VIEWERS    ADULTS 25-54     ADULTS 18-49     HOUSEHOLDS

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT     7,720,000                     1.1/11; 1,301,000     0.7/9; 892,000           4.9/16

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS                        6,389,000                     0.8/ 8;  1,023,000     0.5/7; 700,000           4.0/12

CBS EVENING NEWS                         4,686,000                     0.6/ 6;     742,000     0.4/5; 507,000           3.0/ 9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 6/13/22), Previous Week (w/o 6/6/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 6/14/21). Most Current: 2021-2022 Season (9/20/21 – 6/19/22) and 2020-2021 Season (9/21/20 – 6/20/21). Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.

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