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

Last Updated: November 4, 2014 @ 2:22 PM

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

Also read: David Muir Wins Key Demo Ratings Race But Brian Williams Scores Big Viewers Victory

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.

See video: ABC News’ David Muir Reveals Biggest Inspirations on Kimmel: Peter Jennings Was James Bond of News 

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.

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