Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 19

By Chris Ariens Comment

ABC’s World News Tonight won another week in the ratings, up against NBC Nightly News which originated most of the week from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

This is the first time since the 1992 Barcelona games that World News Tonight won both weeks during an Olympics. The 1992 summer games also aired on NBC.

For the second week in a row, Nightly aired out of its normal timeslots in about 25 percent of the country. It aired at 3:30 p.m. in markets like Los Angeles and Seattle, and 4:30 p.m. in cities including Denver and Salt Lake City. Savannah Guthrie filled in for Lester Holt on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as Holt was out with the flu.

Nightly did continue its winning streak among younger viewers, now at 88 weeks.

Compared to the same week last year only World News Tonight saw overall growth: up +10 percent in both viewers and the A-25-54 news demo; Nightly News was down -3 percent in viewers, but up +4 percent in the demo; CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor was down -5 percent and down -10 percent, respectively.

Numbers for the week of Feb. 19, 2018:

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,263,000 8,290,000 6,621,000
• A25-54: 1,944,000 2,069,000 1,404,000

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