ABC News’ ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’ Dominates TV Ratings

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Shelby Talcott Senior White House Correspondent
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ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” dominated all of television for the week of April 27, according to Forbes.

“World News” garnered an average total audience of 10.5 million people, making it the most-watched show for the week on TV. Muir’s most impressive day of the week came Tuesday evening when his show gathered a total audience number of 11.23 million viewers, Forbes reported.

The show, which is a broadcast news program, had numbers Tuesday that are two to three times higher than that of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson of Fox News, who consistently top cable charts. It also dominated broadcast and cable news ratings. (RELATED: ABC News Suspends Reporter On Eve Of Project Veritas Exposure)

ABC News was first for viewers in the key 25-54 demographic for the week of April 27. It garnered an average viewership of 2.137 million people. This marks the first time in 24 years that ABC News has topped out at first for total viewers and in the key demographic, Forbes reported.


President Donald Trump was featured on Muir’s show May 5. Trump called it a “major interview,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Trump spoke about the possibility of reopening the economy amid the novel coronavirus and more.