Evening News Ratings: Week of March 19

By Brian 

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ABC’s World News was #1 in total viewers again last week.

NBC delivered 2,447,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo, beating ABC for the second week in a row — but only by 28,000 demo viewers, a statistical tie. “World News outperformed NBC on four out of five nights among key demo viewers,” ABC notes.

Season-to-date, Nightly News is averaging a 2.4 in the demo, while ABC has a 2.3 and CBS has a 2.0.

ABC has topped NBC in total viewers for five of the last seven weeks. “Season-to-date, World News is the only evening newscast to grow its Total Viewing audience, increasing 1%; NBC is down 6% and CBS is down 3%,” ABC adds.

> Note: CBS Evening News is based on a three-day average (Monday-Wednesday) because of reduced coverage on Thursday and Friday due to NCAA basketball…

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