Evening News Ratings: Week of April 1

By Chris Ariens Comment

A split in the evenings last week as ABC World News Tonight with David Muir was the most-watched network evening newscast, while NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was No. 1 in the A25-54 demo.

Compared to the same week last year all three evening newsers lost viewers. ABC and NBC were both down -2% in viewers while the CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor was down -8%. In the demo, ABC was down -9%, NBC down -4% and CBS down -14% vs. the comparable week last year.

Numbers for the week of April 1, 2019:

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,140,000 7,619,000 5,692,000
• A25-54: 1,570,000 1,683,000 1,111,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 Live + SD, 2018-19 Current Week (w/o 3/25/19), and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/26/18).  Season to date: Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24/18 – 4/31/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/18 – 4/1/18).  Most Current – 1Q19: 12/31/18 – 3/31/19, 1Q18: 1/1/18 – 4/1/18, 4Q18: 9/24 – 12/30/18. Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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