Lester Holt anchors ‘NBC Nightly News,’ Austin’s top-rated network newscast. (Jose Luis Villegas photo / The Sacramento Bee )

KXAN and KVUE were Austin’s top-ranked English-language TV stations during February, according to new ratings data from Nielsen.

ABC affiliate KVUE had the No. 1 newscasts at 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., while NBC affiliate KXAN was tops at 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The two stations essentially tied in the midday news race.

Once again, KXAN’s 6 p.m. broadcast was the city’s most-watched newscast, regardless of time period, drawing an average of 51,446 Central Texas households. That’s more than second-place KVUE and third-place KEYE combined.

Other highlights:

ABC’s “Good Morning America” is Austin’s No. 1 network morning show, followed by NBC’s “Today” and “CBS This Morning.” While it remains in third place, ratings for “CBS This Morning” jumped dramatically compared to February 2015 – up 62 percent at 7 a.m. and 70 percent in the 8 a.m. hour.“NBC Nightly News” easily wins the 5:30 p.m. network news battle, followed by “ABC World News” and the “CBS Evening News,” which grew its audience 47 percent year over year.In primetime, CBS rules the roost. NBC is second, then ABC, Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV.NBC’s “Tonight Show” leads the late-night ratings, with ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’s “Late Show” essentially tying for the runner-up spot.

February Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,456 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

KVUE: 1 / 10.3 / 7,456KTBC: .6 / 5.8 / 4,474KXAN: .5 / 4.8 / 3,728KEYE: .2 / 2.5 / 1,491

5 a.m.

KVUE: 1.6 / 12.9 / 11,930KXAN: 1.5 / 11.7 / 11,184KTBC: .8 / 6.8 / 5,965KEYE: .4 / 3.5 / 2,982

6 a.m.

KXAN: 3 / 16.2 / 22,368KVUE: 2.1 / 11 / 15,658KTBC: 1.8 / 9.7 / 13,421KEYE: .8 / 4.1 / 5,965

7 a.m.

KTBC: 1.4 / 6.3 / 10,438KNVA: .2 / 1.1 / 1,491

8 a.m.

KTBC: 1.2 / 5.3 / 8,947

9 a.m.

KTBC: 1 / 4.9 / 7,456KEYE: .6 / 2.7 / 4,474 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

KVUE: 2 / 8.5 / 14,912

Noon

KXAN: 2 / 7.9 / 14,912KTBC: .9 / 3.4 / 6,710

12:30 p.m.

KXAN: 1.2 / 4.6 / 8,947 (‘Studio 512’)

5 p.m.

KXAN: 5.5 / 14.2 / 41,008KVUE: 3.7 / 9.4 / 27,587KTBC: 2.3 / 5.6 / 17,149KEYE: 1.5 / 3.8 / 11,184

6 p.m.

KXAN: 6.9 / 15.2 / 51,446KVUE: 4.7 / 10.3 / 35,043KEYE: 2.1 / 4.7 / 15,658

9 p.m.

KTBC: 2.4 / 4.4 / 17,894KNVA: .7 / 1.3 / 5,219

9:45 p.m.

KNVA: .3 / .5 / 2,237 (‘ATX Uncensored-ish’)

10 p.m.

KXAN: 5.6 / 11.1 / 41,754KVUE: 4.3 / 8.6 / 32,061KEYE: 2.9 / 5.8 / 21,622KTBC: 1.9 / 3.8 / 14,166