ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir again finished the season on top in total viewers and the key demographic, averaging 8.74 million total viewers. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt averaged 7.32 million and CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell posted 5.4 million. But all the network evening newscasts saw their viewership drop in 2020-21 versus a year earlier.
Telemundo’s Boston station plans to launch its first local Spanish-language newscasts this summer, the latest step in a push by parent company NBCUniversal to add programming for Hispanic viewers. The station says it will hire five journalists to produce two half-hour newscasts on weekdays at 6 and 11 p.m. WNEU will share studio space, footage and sometimes personnel with New England Cable News, another NBCU property with an editorial staff of about 130.