The rankings for the three network evening newscasts remain the same, but only “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” is seeing year-over-year growth. Compared to the same week last year, CBS is up +8% in Total Viewers and +4% in younger viewers. “Nightly News with Brian Williams” is -6% and -20%; “World News with Diane Sawyer” is -13% and -18%.
As you can see below, NBC still has a 1.1 million viewer lead over ABC which has a one million viewer lead on CBS.
“World News” is based on five days, “Nightly News” is based on four days (Friday removed from the average), and “Evening News is based on four days (Monday removed).
Numbers for the week of April 2, 2012:
|• Total Viewers:||7,933,000||6,839,000||5,843,000|