Evening News Ratings: Week of April 4

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By Alex Weprin Comments

Despite lots of news from North Africa, Japan and here at home, the broadcast evening newscasts had a slow week ratingswise April 4-8. All three newscasts were down compared to the previous week in both total viewers and the demo. That said, they were up compared to the same week last year.

As usual “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” won the week with 8.43 million total viewers, and 2.56 million adults 25-54. “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” placed 2nd with 7.84 million total viewers and 2.14 million A25-54. “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” finished a distant third.

Numbers for the week of April 4:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,430,000 7,840,000 5,420,000
• A25-54: 2,560,000 2,140,000 1,670,000