ABC had the most watched evening newscast last week, as NBC announced it was sending Brian Williams to MSNBC to atone for his fabrication, and named Lester Holt permanent Nightly News anchor. ABC bested NBC’s newscast for the week by its largest margin in seven years.
ABC World News Tonight logged 7.9 million viewers, to Nightly News’s 7.5 million and CBS Evening News’s 6.9 million. ABC also won in the news demo with 1.954 million viewers aged 25-54, to NBC’s 1.875 million and CBS’s 1.577 million.
Savannah Guthrie anchored Nightly News last week while Holt took vacation time. Brian Williams showed up on Friday’s newscast, in a repeat of his pre-taped Today interview with Matt Lauer about his suspension and his new duties at MSNBC.