For the 235th consecutive week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams ranked as America’s most-watched network evening newscast for the week ending March 14, 2014.
Nearly 1 million viewers see the newscast nightly. This number is the biggest viewership in eight years and best total over ABC in 13 years. These numbers came courtesy of the Nielson Media Research data.
Viewership increase came as over 9 million Americans turned towards the newscast in the aftermath of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. This is the largest audience (9.501 million) since the 2005-2006 season. It also beat out the ABC World News audience of 1.192 million since 2000-2001 season.
NBC Nightly News received a 6.0/12 Household rating and a 1.8 rating (2.199 million viewers) with adults 25-54. The newscast won total viewers for 235 consecutive weeks and in 282 of the past 283 weeks. They have also won viewers in key demographic of adults 25-54 for 276 of the past 277 weeks.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is executive produced by Patrick Burkey.