Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 31

By SteveK 

For the fifth straight week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top evening news broadcast in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. All broadcasts were up from the previous week in both categories as well. One important note — NBC and CBS’ averages are based on a four-day week (Tuesday-Friday, excluding New Years Eve), while the ABC average is based on a three-day week (it did not air on Tuesday due to the Rose Bowl).

Total viewers: NBC: 9,810,000 / ABC: 9,000,000 / CBS: 7,050,000

25-54 demo: NBC: 2,990,000 / ABC: 2,730,000 / CBS: 2,320,000

25-54 rating: NBC: 2.2/8 / ABC: 2.4/8 / CBS: 1.9/6