Evening News Ratings: Week of March 12

By Chris Ariens Comment

ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir won the week, in both total viewers and the ad-friendly A25-54 demo. It’s the second week in a row the ABC broadcast has seen an across-the-board win. The Muir broadcast also saw the most year-over-year audience growth of all three evening newscasts.

Compared to the same week last year, WNT was up +5 percent in viewers and down -1 percent in the demo; NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was down in both measurements: down -6 in viewers and down -9 percent in the demo. CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor down -2 percent in viewers and down -5 percent in the demo.

Due to the NCAA Tournament, CBS Evening News was retitled on Thursday and Friday. Those days are excluded from their average.

Numbers for the week of Mar. 12, 2018:

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,813,000 7,857,000 6,703,000
• A25-54: 1,783,000 1,737,000 1,447,000

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