Evening News Ratings: Q1 ’07

By Brian 

> Update: 11:28pm: “World News was the ONLY evening newscast to grow its total viewing audience in the 1st quarter, increasing 4% versus the same period last year,” ABC notes. “Nightly dropped 6% and Evening fell 8%…”

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the most-watched network evening newscast” in Q1 “in total viewers, homes and in the key demographic adults 25-54,” NBC says.

Just 8,000 demo viewers separated NBC and ABC. (The two nets tied with a 2.4 rating.) CBS was a distant third.

For the first quarter of 2007:

Total viewers: NBC: 9,297,000 / ABC: 9,181,000 / CBS: 7,325,000

Homes: NBC: 6.4/12 / ABC: 6.3/12 / CBS: 5.2/10

25-54 demo: NBC: 2,908,000 / ABC: 2,900,000 / CBS: 2,367,000