Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 29

By SteveK Comment

The final week of 2008 was an odd one for the evening newscasts. NBC Nightly News finished first in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, but was based on a four-day average (only excluding Wednesday).

CBS’ ratings are based on a three-day average (excluding Wednesday and Friday) while ABC’s are based on a two-day average (excluding Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). During ABC’s two days, David Muir filled in for Charlie Gibson.

Total Viewers: NBC: 9,490,000 / ABC: 8,130,000 / CBS: 7,290,000

25-54 demo: NBC: 2,860,000 / ABC: 2,480,000 / CBS: 2,120,000

25-54 rating: NBC: 2.3/7 / ABC: 2.0/7 / CBS: 1.7/5