In a big news week featuring riots an unrest in Baltimore, NBC “Nightly News” with the filling-in Lester Holt took total viewers over ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir for the first time in a month.
For the week of April 27th, Nightly News attracted 7,726,000 million viewers vs. ABC’s 7,687,000 million viewers. ABC won the ad-coveted 25-54 demo, 1,856,000 viewers vs. 1,726,000 viewers. “CBS Evening News” with Scott Pelley ranked third with 6,576,000 viewers and 1,430,000 viewers.
The victory for NBC stopped a troubling trend for the Peacock Network: ABC’s David Muir winning total viewers consistently after he broke NBC’s five-year total viewers streak at the end of March.
Holt anchored from Baltimore during the week and interviewed Freddie Gray’s family Monday night.
The victory comes amid continuing stories about suspended anchor Brian Williams‘ future, or lack thereof, with the network.