Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 5

By Brian 

ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson enjoyed a rare across-the-board ratings victory last week, placing first in total viewers, the 25-54 demo, and households.

“The ABC broadcast posted its best delivery among total viewers in nearly two years (week of 2/28/05) and had its largest advantage over NBC in 7 months (week of 7/3/06),” ABC says.

CBS “has its best week in total viewers and adults 18-49 since debut week (week of 9/4/06),” the network notes, and it “has its best week in adults 25-54 since the second week (week of 9/11/06).”

“This week’s CBS Evening News ratings will really reflect the level of sampling following the Super Bowl promos,” an e-mailer says. “The numbers from this week will be more important. How many viewers stuck around?”

For the week of Feb. 5:

Total viewers: NBC: 9,520,000 / ABC: 9,700,000 / CBS: 7,990,000

Households: NBC: 6.6/12 / ABC: 6.7/13 / CBS: 5.6/10

25-54 demo: NBC: 2.5/9 / ABC: 2.6/10 / CBS: 2.2/8

25-54 viewers: NBC: 3,010,000 / ABC: 3,180,000 / CBS: 2,710,000