ABC’s Muir Emerges As Star Of The Summer

The “World News Tonight” anchor's nightly summary averaged 8.2 million viewers last week, more than any primetime program on television, according to Nielsen.

NEW YORK (AP) — In this pandemic season, ABC’s David Muir has emerged as broadcast television’s star of the summer.

The “World News Tonight” anchor’s nightly summary averaged 8.2 million viewers last week, more than any primetime program on television, the Nielsen company said.

ABC’s primetime interview of the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, conducted by Muir and Robin Roberts, reached 5.1 million viewers Sunday.

Otherwise, coverage of the Democratic National Convention on MSNBC and CNN dominated the ratings.

CBS’S prime time average of 3 million viewers topped the broadcast networks, followed by ABC at 2.6 million, NBC at 2.4 million, Univision at 1.3 million, Ion Television at 1.24 million, Fox at 1.21 million and Telemundo at 1 million.

MSNBC led the cable networks with a 3.27 million average in primetime, Fox News Channel had 3.09 million, CNN had 2.77 million, TNT had 1.51 million and HGTV had 1.32 million.


ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.2 million viewers, NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.9 million.

For the week of Aug. 17-23, the 20 most popular primetime programs, their networks and viewerships:

1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.23 million.

2. “Biden’s Acceptance Speech,” MSNBC, 6.24 million viewers.

3. “Democratic Convention” (Wednesday), MSNBC, 6.2 million.

4. “Democratic Convention” (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 5.84 million.

5. “Democratic Convention” (Thursday), MSNBC, 5.69 million.

6. “Democratic Convention” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 5.58 million.

7. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 5.579 million.

8. “Yellowstone,” Paramount, 5.16 million.

9. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 5.14 million.

10. “Biden and Harris Interview,” ABC, 5.11 million.

11. “Democratic Convention” (Wednesday, 8:56 p.m.), CNN, 4.89 million.

12. “Democratic Convention” (Monday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 4.86 million.

13. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 4.66 million.

14. “Democratic Convention” (Monday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 4.6 million.

15. “NCIS,” CBS, 4.59 million.

16. “Hannity” (Thursday), Fox News, 4.56 million.

17. “Democratic Convention” (Thursday, 8:46 p.m.), CNN, 4.4 million.

18. “Democratic Convention” (Monday), MSNBC, 4.38 million.

19. “Democratic Convention” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 4.3 million.

20. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox News, 4.29 million.

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August 27, 2020 at 7:42 am

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