David Muir’s ABC Newscast Wins Three Straight Sweeps; A First Since Peter Jennings

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Muir has taken “World News Tonight” viewers on 16 international reporting trips since taking the chair in 2014

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ABC’s “World News Tonight” has won November, February and May Sweeps among total viewers back-to-back for the first time in 21 years since Peter Jennings was anchor.

The long-running late night news show is now winning Total Viewers season to date for the first time since the 1995-96 season, and ABC insiders credit the show’s success to anchor David Muir’s extra effort.

During May Sweep, “World News Tonight” averaged 7.59 million total viewers compared to 7.56 million for NBC’s “Nightly News.” CBS’s “Evening News” finished third, averaging 6.1 million viewers. NBC won the key demo of adults age 25-54, but ABC’s total-viewer win is a significant milestone for the network that hadn’t won three-straight sweeps since November 1995, February 1996 and May 1996, when 16-time Emmy winner Jennings anchored.

Muir has been on 16 international reporting trips since taking the chair in 2014…….

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