Evening News Ratings: Week of September 30

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By Chris Ariens Comment

ENNewAll three evening newscasts saw big growth last week compared to the same week last year.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” saw the most growth among younger viewers (+7%) while “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was up the most in total viewers (+16%). ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” was also up: +5% in viewers and +6% in the demo.

“Nightly” has now been the No. 1 evening newscast for four straight years, 211 weeks in fact. “World News” has increased its demo viewership for the last 5 weeks. “Evening News” had its most watched week since April 15, the week of the Boston Marathon attacks.

Numbers for the week of September 30, 2013:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,491,000 7,673,000 6,632,000
• A25-54: 2,221,000 1,907,000 1,632,000