NBC and Lester Holt Reclaim Lead in Tight Evening News Race

The evening news ratings seesaw continues to teeter, now falling back in favor of NBC. Three weeks into Lester Holt 's official tenure as anchor of Nightly News , and five months after he took Brian Williams ' old seat, the nightly broadcast has regained No. 1 status for the 2014-15 season. Nightly is now outperforming ABC's World News Tonight by a narrow margin of 5,000 viewers in the key news demographic, averaging around 2 million adults 25-54 years old. . Among total viewers, NBC still holds a strong advantage of 355,000 viewers with its average of about 8.8 million.