Evening News Ratings: Week of July 26 & Sweeps

By kevin 

“NBC Nightly News” was the most-watched evening newscast last week as the summer slump continued. NBC was the only program to grow its audience from the week prior. Both “Nightly” and “ABC World News” were down in the demo, while “CBS Evening News” was flat.

All three programs were down in both categories compared to the same week last year.

In July sweeps, ABC was flat year-to-year in total viewers while NBC and CBS were down.

Numbers for the week of July 26:

  NBC ABC CBS
• Total: 7,440,000 6,750,000 4,980,000
• A25-54: 2,180,000 1,880,000 1,530,000

Numbers for July Sweeps:

  NBC ABC CBS
• Total: 7,540,000 6,840,000 5,060,000
• A25-54: 2,240,000 1,880,000 1,570,000
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