NBC News Nightly Ratings PLUMMETED by 36% on Friday After Brian Williams Debacle
It’s revenge of the “bathroom bloggers”! Brian Williams is feeling the sting of insulting the online army that has dug up all the times he’s embellished or outright lied, and the hit is taking it’s toll. The ratings for NBC Nightly News dropped by an incredible 36% on Friday, the day he left and Lester Holt subbed in for him:
Preliminary Nielsen ratings show “NBC Nightly News” dropped -36% on Friday from last week’s Monday-Thursday average among A25-54 viewers. NBC’s competitors were down too, but not as much: ABC was down -16% while CBS was down -17% on Friday.
The fast affiliate data also shows “Nightly,” which Williams anchored despite being in the news, was beaten Friday in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo by “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.” Williams’s first apology came during Wednesday’s “Nightly News.” By Friday evening the story was on full boil. These numbers will adjust some when final ratings are released tomorrow.
Here at the sooper mexy blog we’ve broken three stories that have gotten national and even international attention – the “gangs of New Orleans” story, Williams’ contradictory suicide eyewitness tales, and his unbelievable bragging that he owns a part of the helicopter that crashed in the Osama Bin Laden raid.
Will he survive the onslaught?