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'NBC Nightly News' scores its third straight ratings win with Lester Holt

'NBC Nightly News' scores its third straight ratings win with Lester Holt

Lester Holt is on a ratings roll on "NBC Nightly News." The evening news broadcast last week scored its third consecutive weekly ratings win since Holt was officially named as the replacement for Brian Williams as anchor. The program also has taken a narrow lead of 5,000 viewers over "ABC World News Tonight With David Muir" in the 2014-15 TV season among the audience of 25- to 54-year-olds, the group targeted by advertisers that buy commercials on news programs. For the week of July 6-10, Nielsen data showed "NBC Nightly News" averaged 8.1 million viewers, 9% ahead of "ABC World News Tonight" (7.5 million) and 22% ahead of "CBS Evening...

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