Evening News Ratings: Week of January 20

By Chris Ariens Comment

EveningNewsNew27.2 million viewers watched one of the three evening newscasts last week as polar vortex part deux gripped much of the nation. All three broadcasts experienced double-digit growth among younger viewers from the week prior. All three also showed year-over-year growth which, last year, included Pres. Obama’s second inauguration.

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” had the most year-over-year growth, up +11% in viewers and up +13% in the demo. “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” which has been a consistent No. 1 for more than four years, was also up: +10% in viewers and +2% in the demo. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was up +9% in viewers and up +4% in the demo.

Numbers for the week of January 20, 2014:

• Total Viewers: 10,122,000 9,174,000 7,855,000
• A25-54: 2,585,000 2,479,000 2,117,000