Evening News Ratings: Week of January 17

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By Chris Ariens Comment

The three evening newscasts drew a combined average of 25,600,000 Total Viewers last week — up 1% from a year ago (25,330,000). “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” led the way with 10M Total Viewers, with “World News with Diane Sawyer” 1.09M viewers behind — but closing the gap with “Nightly” to its closest level in 6 weeks. “World News” was up year-over-year in Total Viewers and had its best A25-54 demo number since the week of Feb. 08, 2010. The “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” was also up year-over-year in Total Viewers, and flat in the demo.

Numbers for the week of Jan. 17:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 10,000,000 8,910,000 6,690,000
• A25-54: 2,930,000 2,590,000 2,040,000