Evening News Ratings: Week of May 7

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By Chris Ariens Comments

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the top evening news program in both total viewers and the younger demo last week, but only “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” is showing year-over-year Total Viewer growth: +4%, while ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” was the only show to grow in younger viewers: +2%. “World News” also cut the year-to-year gaps with “Nightly News” in both Total Viewers (-50%) and A25-54 viewers (-68%).

Numbers for the week of May 7, 2012:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,952,000 7,371,000 5,728,000
• A25-54: 2,124,000 1,945,000 1,659,000