Evening News Ratings: Week of December 30

By Chris Ariens Comment

EveningNewsNewAs 2013 wound down, and 2014 began, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot in the evenings. Last week, “Nightly” drew its largest audiences in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo in five weeks.

Compared to the same week last year the NBC newscast saw the most total viewer growth: +14%, while No. 2 “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” saw the most younger viewer growth: +9%. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was up in viewers: +4% but down in the demo -9% compared to last year.

Due to the New Year’s holiday, all three broadcasts were retitled Tuesday and Wednesday and are based on 3-day averages (Mon, Thurs, Fri).

Numbers for the week of December 30, 2013:

• Total Viewers: 10,147,000 9,195,000 7,534,000
• A25-54: 2,582,000 2,275,000 1,840,000