“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” held a 1.3 million Total Viewer lead on #2 “World News with Diane Sawyer” last week in the evening news ratings, which had 1.5 million more viewers than Scott Pelley’s “CBS Evening News.” Season to date, “Evening News” is the only newscast up in both households (4.3/08 from 4.0/08, +8%) and Total Viewers (6.34M vs. 6.08M, +4%).
Compared to the same week last year, which saw the height of the coverage of the Egyptian revolution, all three newscasts were down. Compared to the week prior, only “Nightly News” grew Total Viewers and only “World News” grew younger viewers.
Numbers for the week of January 30, 2012:
|• Total Viewers:||9,315,000||8,027,000||6,524,000|