NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams had its best Total Viewer delivery in more than three years (week of January 2, 2006). NBC was the top-rated broadcast network in Total Viewers for the 14th consecutive week and in the A25-54 demo for the 8th consecutive week.
The CBS Evening News also had a strong week, with its Total Viewer average surpassing the week of December 15, 2008 — its highest since February 26, 2007.
For Thursday’s broadcast after the New York plane water landing, NBC saw its best advantage over ABC since January 20, 2005 (the last inauguration), excluding the Olympics.
Week-to-week, NBC and CBS grew in Total Viewers, while all three grew in the demo.
Total Viewers: NBC: 10,475,000 / ABC: 8,967,000 / CBS: 7,445,000
25-54 demo: NBC: 3,499,000 / ABC: 2,939,000 / CBS: 2,368,000
25-54 rating: NBC: 2.8 / ABC: 2.4 / CBS: 1.9