Lester Holt Gives NBC Nightly News Double Digit Growth

Lester Holt Gives NBC Nightly News Double Digit Growth

This Sept. 16, 2012 photo released by NBC shows Lester Holt on the set of "Today" in New York. (Charles Sykes/AP Photo)
This Sept. 16, 2012 photo released by NBC shows Lester Holt on the set of “Today” in New York. (Charles Sykes/AP Photo)

(AdWeek) – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is on a roll, winning its fifth week in row in all measurements and growing the audience double digits compared to the same week last year. Nightly News was up +13 percent in viewers and up a whopping +25 percent in the A25-54 demo.

This same week last year was Diane Sawyer‘s final week as anchor of ABC’s World News. With George Stephanopoulos and Tom Llamas filling in for David Muir, the ABC broadcast was up +6 percent in viewers but down -2 percent in the demo.

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