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NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT IS #1 FOR FEBRUARY

#1 in Key Demo & A18-49 for Eight Consecutive Months

#1 in Key Demo 43 of the Last 44 Months

#1 Most Watched Season-to-Date in Key Demo

February 26, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched broadcast in the key demo for the month of February, winning eight consecutive months according to Nielsen Media Research data. Nightly News continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the key demo.

For the month of February, the broadcast continues its strong performance in the key demo averaging 2.064 million A25-54 viewers, beating ABC World News Tonight by +25,000 viewers (+1%) and CBS Evening News by +654,000 viewers (+46%). Nightly News has won the key demo 43 out of the last 44 months.

Nightly News averaged 1.405 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +38,000 viewers (+3%) and CBS by +390,000 viewers (+39%). The broadcast has won the A18-49 demo for eight consecutive months, and has ranked #1 44 out of the past 46 months.

8.961 million viewers tuned in to Nightly News for the month of February 2019, +2.144 million total viewers (+31%) more than CBS Evening News, its largest February advantage in five years. The broadcast grew in total viewers versus February 2018, as well as the prior month.

Last month, Holt was awarded the National Press Foundation’s highest honor, the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for his over four decades of reporting across the globe. This week, Holt leads NBC News’ coverage of President Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un live from Hanoi, Vietnam.

Nightly News averaged 1.369 million A18-49 viewers for the week of February 18, topping ABC World News Tonight by +49,000 viewers (+4%) and CBS Evening News by +447,000 viewers (+48%). The broadcast averaged 2.001 million A25-54 viewers, topping CBS Evening News by +661,000 viewers (+49%).

8.854 million total viewers tuned in to Nightly News for the week of February 18, growing week-over-week and year-over-year and besting CBS Evening News by +2.236 million total viewers (+34%).

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ABOUT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key news demo for the past 22 seasons. The broadcast provides the very latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our time. NBC Nightly News reaches more than 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, and social media platforms. Lester Holt is the anchor, and Jenn Suozzo is the executive producer

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