As coverage began from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt took over the top spot in the evenings, in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. NBC retitled its Thursday and Friday broadcasts as Olympics coverage pre-empted the broadcast in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.
Compared to the same week last year NBC was up +8 percent in viewers and up +9 percent in the A25-54 demo. ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir also saw growth, up +3 percent in viewers and up +1 percent in the demo. The CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor was down -5 percent in viewers and down -7 percent in the demo compared to the same week last year.
Season to date, ABC ranks No. 1 in total viewers, while Nightly News leads among younger viewers.
Numbers for the week of February 5, 2018:
|• Total Viewers:||9,676,000||9,405,000||7,091,000|