Evening News Ratings: 25-54 Demo Tie

By Brian 

The NBC Nightly News was the top-rated network evening newscast last week, beating ABC by 7% and CBS by 38%. All three anchors were reporting head-to-head from Baghdad. ABC’s press release noted that WNT tied NN in the 25-54 demo last week. “A year ago, 330,000 Adults 25-54 separated the two broadcasts. This year ‘World News Tonight’ has closed the gap by 91%.” But NBC notes that in the demo, NN beat WNT by 15% on Thursday and 8% on Friday. Raw numbers after the jump…

> Update: 7:15pm: An e-mailer says it’s “completely ridiculous to headline ABC World News Tonight tying with Nightly News in one demo — Nightly News is the most watched newscast. Period.”

Show / Total viewers / 25-54 demo

ABC World News Tonight: 10,130,000 / 2.9/10

NBC Nightly News: 10,840,000 / 2.9/10

CBS Evening News: 7,850,000 / 2.2/7