Evening News Ratings: Week of October 22

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By Chris Ariens Comment

As the network evening newscasts continue what will be days of coverage of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the ratings from last week are in. And it shows a similar trend to previous weeks, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” remains #1 while “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” is showing the most growth. Compared to the same week last year Pelly’s broadcast is up +7% in total viewers. #2 “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” is up +1%, while “Nightly” is down -6%. All three shows are down in younger viewers.

Numbers for the week of October 15:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,026,000 7,587,000 6,370,000
• A25-54: 2,211,000 1,890,000 1,704,000