Sunday Nightly News Hits 2-Year High

By Chris Ariens 

While the weekday editions of the evening newscasts are seeing a softening of viewership, NBC Nightly News Sunday with Kate Snow just had its best showing in more than two years.

The March 5 broadcast averaged 7.76 million total viewers and 1.572 million A25-54 viewers making it the most-watched evening newscast all weekend.

Excluding the Rio Olympics, this was Sunday Nightly News’s biggest total viewer audience since Feb. 23, 2015. The show, which had a lead-in of PGA golf (followed by local news in most markets) was up +17 percent vs. the same week last year in viewers and up +13 percent in the demo.