/Sports In big week, ABC’s David Muir emerges as star of the summer
Sports In big week, ABC’s David Muir emerges as star of the summer

Sports In big week, ABC’s David Muir emerges as star of the summer


Sports In this pandemic shorn of noteworthy sports actions and leisure, ABC ‘World Info Tonight’ anchor David Muir has emerged as a superstar of the summer season



August 26, 2020, 3: 45 AM

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NEW YORK — In this pandemic season, ABC’s David Muir has emerged as broadcast television’s superstar of the summer season.

The “World Info Tonight” anchor’s nightly summary averaged 8.2 million viewers final week, extra than any prime-time program on television, the Nielsen firm acknowledged.

ABC’s prime-time interview of the Democratic tag of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, performed by Muir and Robin Roberts, reached 5.1 million viewers Sunday.

Otherwise, coverage of the Democratic National Convention on MSNBC and CNN dominated the rankings.

CBS’ prime time average of three million viewers topped the published networks, adopted by ABC at 2.6 million, NBC at 2.4 million, Univision at 1.3 million, ION Tv at 1.24 million, Fox at 1.21 million and Telemundo at 1 million.

MSNBC led the cable networks with a 3.27 million average in prime time, Fox Info Channel had 3.09 million, CNN had 2.77 million, TNT had 1.51 million and HGTV had 1.32 million.

ABC’s “World Info Tonight” gained the night facts rankings bustle, averaging 8.2 million viewers, NBC’s “Nightly Info” had 6.8 million and the “CBS Night time Info” had 4.9 million.

For the week of Aug. 17-23, the 20 most smartly-liked prime-time packages, their networks and viewerships:

1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.23 million.

2. “Biden’s Acceptance Speech,” MSNBC, 6.24 million viewers.

3. “Democratic Convention” (Wednesday), MSNBC, 6.2 million.

4. “Democratic Convention” (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 5.84 million.

5. “Democratic Convention” (Thursday), MSNBC, 5.69 million.

6. “Democratic Convention” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 5.58 million.

7. “The US’s Bought Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 5.579 million.

8. “Yellowstone,” Paramount, 5.16 million.

9. “The US’s Bought Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 5.14 million.

10. “Biden and Harris Interview,” ABC, 5.11 million.

11. “Democratic Convention” (Wednesday, 8: 56 p.m.), CNN, 4.89 million.

12. “Democratic Convention” (Monday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 4.86 million.

13. “The US’s Funniest House Movies,” ABC, 4.66 million.

14. “Democratic Convention” (Monday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 4.6 million.

15. “NCIS,” CBS, 4.59 million.

16. “Hannity” (Thursday), Fox Info, 4.56 million.

17. “Democratic Convention” (Thursday, 8: 46 p.m.), CNN, 4.4 million.

18. “Democratic Convention” (Monday), MSNBC, 4.38 million.

19. “Democratic Convention” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 4.3 million.

20. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox Info, 4.29 million.