Evening News Ratings: Week of December 12

By Chris Ariens Comment

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt has a winning streak on its hands. For the fourth straight week it was the No. 1 across the board: among total viewers and the two younger demos, including the one that matters to advertisers of news (A25-54).

All three broadcasts showed growth vs. the same week last year. Nightly was up +5 in viewers and +3 percent in the demo; World News Tonight with David Muir was up +7 percent in viewers and up +1 in the demo while CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley was up +2 percent and +1 percent, respectively.

Due to NFL football, Nightly News is based on a four-day average (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday). CBS and ABC are based on five-day averages.

Ratings for the week of Dec. 12, 2016:

• Total Viewers: 9,246,000 8,984,000 7,538,000
• A25-54: 2,197,000 1,915,000 1,718,000