ABC World News Tonight Wins 4th Ratings Sweep – Thanks to Syracuse Native David Muir
Central New York native David Muir has once again won another sweeps for "ABC World News Tonight". This is the fourth sweeps win for Muir, who has been anchoring the nightly news program since 2014.
According to Syracuse.com, "ABC World News Tonight with David Muir" won the July, 2017 sweep. This is the first time the network has won all four sweeps since Peter Jennings anchored the newscast in the late 90's. Muir is also winning the season-to-date in total viewership since the 95-96 season.
Although "NBC Nightly News" with Lester Holt won with 1.609 million viewers in the 25-54 year old demographic - David Muir brought in 1.527 million viewers in that same demo.
Muir is a 1991 graduate of Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School. In 1995, he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in journalism from Ithaca College. After graduating college, he started working as an anchor/reporter for WTVH television in Syracuse from 95-2000. In 2000, Muir went to work for WCVB television before joining ABC news in August, 2003.