Evening News Ratings: Week of Jan. 18

By Chris Ariens 

All three evening newscasts saw a big jump in viewership last week, compared to the same week last year.

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley was up the most in viewers (+10 percent), and had its best A25-54 rating in nearly two years. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was No. 1 in both viewers and the demo for the week, topping 10 million viewers and seeing the most growth in the demo (+19 percent).

ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir was up as well, and had its most-watched week in more than a year, since Jan. 5 2015 when much of the nation was gripped by the polar vortex.

Numbers for the week of Jan. 18, 2016:

• Total Viewers: 10,319,000 9,787,000 8,473,000
• A25-54: 2,743,000 2,277,000 2,086,000