Millions of Americans were furious last week when it became clear that Lester Holt had rigged the first presidential debate in Hillary Clinton’s favor. Now, this move has come back to bite both Holt and NBC News in a big way.
Heatst reported that Holt has suffered a historic loss on his show NBC Nightly News, which has long dominated evening news programs. In the week after the debate, the NBC show was surpassed by ABC’s World News Tonight, hosted by David Muir, as the highest-rated evening news program. The ABC show 8.27 million viewers for the week of Sept. 26-30 while NBC only averaged 7.89 million.
This is particularly humiliating for NBC and Nightly News, who just celebrated its 20th season as the highest-rated program among all demos. It was also a massive surprise for ABC and World News Tonight, which hasn’t won the first two weeks of the “TV season” since 1999-2000.
Clearly, viewers have lost all faith in Holt after the abysmal debate and have no intention of supporting him again. SHARE this story if you think NBC should FIRE him!