Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 1

By Chris Ariens 

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evening news_2014For the week  Brian Williams celebrated his 10th anniversary as “Nightly News” anchor, the NBC newscast took wins in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. This is NBC’s third win in the demo in the last five weeks, and its biggest win in the demo over ABC since March.

Compared to the same week last year “Nightly” lost viewers in the demo (-3%) while growing +1% in total viewers.

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” showed the most growth of the three evening newscasts: +11% in viewers and +5% in the demo. Season to date, the ABC broadcast is No. 1 in the demo, leading “Nightly News” by 20,000 viewers. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was also up in the demo (+4%) and flat in viewers.

Numbers for the week of Dec. 1, 2014:

• Total Viewers: 9,649,000 8,840,000 7,485,000
• A25-54: 2,313,000 2,140,000 1,877,000