Evening News Ratings: Week of February 6

By Chris Ariens 

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” holds on to the #1 evening news spot with a commanding 9.5 million Total Viewers last week. While the gap last week between “Nightly” and “World News with Diane Sawyer” was quite wide at 1.53 million viewers, season-to-date the gap stands at 1.03M, the closest its been in 3 years.

Season-to-date, only the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” is up in households (+8%) and Total Viewers (+4%). And compared to the same week last year, only Pelley’s “Evening News” grew Total Viewers, +3%.

Numbers for the week of February 6, 2012:

• Total Viewers: 9,500,000 7,968,000 6,601,000
• A25-54: 2,660,000 2,121,000 1,944,000