Evening News Ratings: Week of May 27

By Chris Ariens Comment

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the most-watched evening newscast for the final week of May. But only “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” grew both total viewers and younger viewers compared to the same week last year. Sawyer’s broadcast was up +2% in viewers and up +3% in the A25-54 demo.

“CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” showed the most growth among total viewers (+4%) but shed the most younger viewers (-9%). “Nightly News” was down too: -2% / -9%, respectively. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, all the broadcast averages are based on four days, Tuesday-Friday.

>Correction: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect numbers listed below. The are now updated.

Numbers for the week of May 27, 2013:

• Total Viewers: 7,688,000 7,095,000 6,055,000
• A25-54: 2,009,000 1,809,000 1,552,000