NBC Nightly Expands Ratings Lead

Last week was a good one for NBC News and Anchor Brian Williams.

Deadline writes that NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams clocked its biggest overall audience in six weeks and its biggest advantage over ABC World News With Diane Sawyer in more than three months.

Williams’ newscast (8.44 million) topped Sawyer’s (7.27 million)and CBS’ Scott Pelley-anchored newscast (6.05 million) last week.  In the demo, Williams (2.005 million) also outperformed Sawyer (1.902 million) and CBS (1.371 million).

That said,  all three newscasts were up in overall audience, but only ABC’s was up in the news demo, compared to same week last year.