The BEST episodes of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Every episode of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt!

NBC Nightly News is the daily evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Last Updated: 6/27/2024Network: NBCStatus: Continuing
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#1 - May 9 Mon

Season 2016 - Episode 130 - Aired 5/9/2016

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#2 - Aug 9 Wed

Season 2023 - Episode 213 - Aired 8/9/2023

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#3 - Oct 9 Mon

Season 2023 - Episode 272 - Aired 10/9/2023

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#4 - Mar 2 Sat

Season 2024 - Episode 61 - Aired 3/2/2024

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#5 - Apr 28 Thu

Season 2016 - Episode 119 - Aired 4/28/2016

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#6 - Feb 16 Fri

Season 2024 - Episode 46 - Aired 2/16/2024

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#7 - May 10 Fri

Season 2024 - Episode 128 - Aired 5/10/2024

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#8 - Feb 24 Sat

Season 2024 - Episode 54 - Aired 2/24/2024

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#9 - Jan 16 Tue

Season 2024 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/16/2024

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#10 - Jan 8 Mon

Season 2024 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/8/2024

Part of Alaska Airlines plane that blew out mid-flight found; Biden has 'complete confidence' in Defense Secretary despite secret hospitalization; GOP candidates targeting Trump as lowa caucuses near; and more on tonight's broadcast.

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#11 - Dec 31 Sun

Season 2023 - Episode 348 - Aired 12/31/2023

Dazzling displays and celebrations roll out around the world to ring in new year; U.S. Navy helicopters sink Houthi boats that fired on them in Red Sea; Netanyahu vows Israel-Hamas war will continue for ‘many more months’; and more on tonight’s broadcast.

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#12 - Dec 29 Fri

Season 2023 - Episode 346 - Aired 12/29/2023

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#13 - Dec 28 Thur

Season 2023 - Episode 345 - Aired 12/28/2023

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#14 - Dec 27 Wed

Season 2023 - Episode 344 - Aired 12/27/2023

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#15 - Nov 30 Thur

Season 2023 - Episode 318 - Aired 11/30/2023

Cease-fire in Gaza will extend at least through tomorrow, Israeli military says; Mothers of college students shot in Vermont speak out about incident; House Republicans set to decide fate of Rep. George Santos tomorrow; and more on tonight's broadcast.

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#16 - Oct 12 Thur

Season 2023 - Episode 275 - Aired 10/12/2023

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#17 - Oct 17 Tue

Season 2023 - Episode 280 - Aired 10/17/2023

Lester Holt anchors from Israel with the latest coverage on the deadly Gaza hospital blast and on President Biden traveling to Israel.

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#18 - Oct 31 Tue

Season 2023 - Episode 292 - Aired 10/31/2023

Deadly strike on Gaza refugee camp; Months before mass shooting, people who knew Maine suspect warned of his behavior; Police release dramatic new video of Lahaina wildfires; and more on tonight’s broadcast.

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#19 - Dec 15 Fri

Season 2023 - Episode 333 - Aired 12/15/2023

Jury orders Giuliani to pay two Georgia election workers more than $148 million; Israeli military accidentally kills 3 hostages after mistaking them for Hamas fighters; Flu, RSV and Covid hospitalizations surging, CDC warns; and more on tonight's broadcast.

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#20 - Nov 9 Thur

Season 2023 - Episode 299 - Aired 11/9/2023

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#21 - Nov 14 Tue

Season 2023 - Episode 303 - Aired 11/14/2023

Israel says its military is now in control of Gaza City Center; 6 killed in Ohio crash involving student charter bus and semitruck; House Speaker Johnson pushes through spending bill, setting stage to avoid shutdown; and more on tonight’s broadcast.

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#22 - Nov 16 Thur

Season 2023 - Episode 305 - Aired 11/16/2023

Israel releases video it says shows Hamas tunnel after Al-Shifa hospital raid; Lester Holt one-on-one with Secretary Antony Blinken; Man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband found guilty; and more on tonight's broadcast.

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#23 - Nov 19 Sun

Season 2023 - Episode 307 - Aired 11/19/2023

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter dies at age 96; New hope for release of hostages held in Gaza as U.S. official says deal 'closer' than it has been; An inside look at U.S. drone operations amid search for hostages held by Hamas; and more on tonight's broadcast.

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#24 - Nov 25 Sat

Season 2023 - Episode 313 - Aired 11/25/2023

More hostages released after the Israel-Hamas deal almost fell through, the police officer convicted of killing George Floyd was stabbed in prison and 14 million Americans are under winter weather alerts.

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#25 - Nov 17 Fri

Season 2023 - Episode 306 - Aired 11/17/2023

Israel announces death of second Hamas hostage found near Al-Shifa hospital; 17-year-old Palestinian American’s journey out of Gaza; FAA racing to address air traffic controller shortage as Thanksgiving travel rush begins; and more on tonight’s broadcast.