Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 27

By Chris Ariens 

The three evening newscasts continue to see year-over-year declines in viewership.

Compared to the same week last year ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir was down -4 percent in viewers and down -14 percent in the A25-54 demo; NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was down -7 in viewers and down -10 percent in the demo; and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is down -9 percent and down -15 percent, respectively.

Still, a combined 23.5 million viewers tuned into the evening newscasts last week.

Muir’s broadcast was the most-watched for the week, with a +3 percent lead on Nightly. Holt’s broadcast ranked No. 1 in the demo with an +8 percent lead on World News Tonight.

Due to the Presidential Address, Tuesday’s CBS Evening News was retitled and excluded from the averages.

Numbers for the week of Feb. 20, 2017:

• Total Viewers: 8,311,000 8,536,000 6,699,000
• A25-54: 1,967,000 1,828,000 1,449,000