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“NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” was the most watched network evening newscast for the week of June 14  – 20, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research data. During the week, "Nightly" saw 7.559 million total viewers, +748,000 more than ABC "World News,’" 6.811 million and +2.364 million more than CBS "Evening News’” 5.195 million. Lester Holt anchored “Nightly” all last week. Both “Nightly” (M-W) and “World News” (M,W,F) are based on three-day averages.  Nightly was retitled on Thursday and Friday due to U.S. Open Golf impacting lead-in, while World News was a breakout on both Tuesday and Thursday due to pre-emptions in western markets for the NBA Finals. Season-to-date, “Nightly” leads “World News” by +1.078 million total viewers.

Last week, “Nightly” also led in the key demo adults 25-54.  “Nightly” delivered a 1.8 rating A25-54, ahead of “World News’” 1.6 and “Evening News’” 1.3. With 2.285 million A25-54 (000) viewers last week, the newscast beat “World News” by +326,000 viewers. Season-to-date, “Nightly” leads “World News” by +445,000 A25-54 viewers. This is the 82nd consecutive week “Nightly” has topped “World News” in this key demo.

As the number one network broadcast last week, “Nightly News” delivered a 5.1/11 Household rating, with “World News” in second place with a 4.7/10, and “Evening News” in third with a 3.6/8.

On its digital platforms, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continued its strong performance with more than 3 million online streams for the week ending June 5, 2010.

Bob Epstein is the executive producer of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." Aurelia Grayson is the senior broadcast producer. For more news and information about "Nightly News," go to .