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Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
ABC's World News Tonight accused of "playing dirty" by airing twice each day in Los Angeles
Source: Page Six
David Muir's nightly newscast airs live in L.A. at 3:30 P.T., when its broadcast to much of the nation. World News Tonight is then re-aired in L.A. at the normal timeslot of 6:30 p.m. PT. "Since it started the early broadcasts in July, ABC has netted an average of about 125,000 extra viewers a night," according to Page Six. World News Tonight just finished the full season as the No. 1 nightly newscast in total viewers, but ABC News says the extra L.A. viewership doesn't make a difference. “We are thrilled LA asked to air our newscast live at 3:30 in the afternoon," says an ABC spokesperson. " This is not about ratings, we would win handily without it. This is about the hunger for news in this moment and the strength of our newscast.”
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 3:43AM EDT
David Muir's World News Tonight finishes No. 1 total viewers, Lester Holt's NBC Nightly News No. 1 in the demo
NBC Nightly News finished No. 1 in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 news demographic for the 22nd season in a row. Yet Muir's World News Tonight beat NBC Nightly News in total viewers by its widest margin in 22 years.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
ABC's World News Tonight topped NBC Nightly News during an Olympics week for the first time in more than 25 years
While David Muir's newscast was No. 1 in total viewers, Lester Holt was No. 1 in the key 25-54 demo during the first week of the Winter Olympics. Because NBC is airing live across the country, NBC Nightly News is also being shown live coast-to-coast at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. ALSO: Today was dominant during the first week of the Winter Olympics.
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Are play-by-play sports announcers the new anchors?
Source: The Ringer
The two jobs are similar, but with the network news anchor job diminished, play-by-play announcers may be the most-trusted and recognizable faces on network TV.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
George Stephanopoulos criticizes his ABC bosses for censoring “sh*thole”
“We’re not reporting the word right now, I think that’s probably a mistake,” Stephanopoulos said on Good Morning America. “I don’t think it’s right to censor the president or to sugarcoat the racist sentiment revealed by how he used that word in the meeting.” While other networks have used the word in their reporting, ABC World News Tonight instead said President Trump used “a profanity we won’t repeat.” ALSO: Watch Pauly Shore reenact Trump advisor Stephen Miller’s CNN interview.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News after two decades
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
ABC News announced that the longtime 20/20 co-anchor and former World News Tonight co-anchor will depart after Season 40 ends in May “to pursue new ventures.” ALSO: Amy Robach is the frontrunner to succeed Vargas on 20/20.