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HOT RATINGS FOR “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS”

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“NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” was the most watched network evening newscast for the week of July 5 –11, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research data. During the week, "Nightly" saw 7.604 million total viewers, +690,000 more than ABC "World News,’" 6.914 million and +2.345 million more than CBS "Evening News’” 5.259 million. Both “World News” and “Evening News” were labeled as specials on Monday for the Independence Day holiday and are based on 4-day averages. Season-to-date, “Nightly” leads “World News” by +1.060 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’” 1.5 and “Evening News’” 1.3. With 2.275 million A25-54 (000) viewers last week, the newscast beat “World News” by +380,000 viewers. Season-to-date, “Nightly” leads “World News” by +441,000 A25-54 viewers. This is the 85th consecutive week “Nightly” has topped “World News” in this key demo.

As the number one network broadcast last week, “Nightly News” delivered a 5.0/11 Household rating, with “World News” in second place with a 4.7/10, and “Evening News” in third with a 3.5/8.

On its digital platforms, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continued its strong performance with more than 3.6 million online streams for the week ending July 10, 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 .