Katie’s First Week: 10.1 Million Viewers

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By Brian 

According to fast national numbers, the first week of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric averaged 10.16 million viewers. The broadcast topped “NBC and ABC by more than 3 million viewers and is dominant in key demographics,” CBS says. For the week of Sept. 5:

Total viewers: NBC: 7,133,333 / ABC: 6,892,500 / CBS: 10,160,000

25-54 demo: NBC: 1.9 / ABC: 1.9 / CBS: 2.8

> Also: “The last time the CBS Evening News finished in first place in viewers was the week ending June 8, 2001,” CBS says…

> Update: 4:28pm: In Katie Couric’s debut week Evening News lost 45% of its Total Viewers between Tuesday and Friday and 49% of its Adult 25-54 audience,” an ABC press release notes…

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