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David Muir Wins October All-Important Evening News Demo

ABC news host is victorious with 2,087,000 demo viewers for the month, while NBC’s Brian Williams wins total viewers with 8,524,000

David Muir is getting used to the evening news grind, and younger viewers are responding favorably.

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For October, “World News Tonight” with Muir won in the 25-54 demo over “Nightly News” with Brian Williams by 74,000 viewers; 2,087,000 to 2,013,000. “CBS Evening News” with Scott Pelley ranked third with 1,565,000 viewers.

Williams led in total viewers by a comfortable margin of 413,000 viewers; 8,524,000 viewers to 8,111,000. Pelley again was a distant third with 6,452,000 viewers.

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For the week of Oct. 27, Muir’s broadcast won its 11th week in a row in the demo, averaging 1,981,000 viewers compared to “Nightly’s” 1,918,000. Williams was again highest-rated in total viewers, drawing 8,687,000 viewers to Muir’s 8,112,000. It’s the 268th consecutive week Williams has won total viewers.