Evening News Ratings: Week of May 1

By Chris Ariens 

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The downward trend continues for the evening newsers. But as he prepares for his first interview with Pres. Trump, Lester Holt goes in with the No. 1 newscast, again.

NBC Nightly News edged ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir by just +1 percent in viewers, with a wider lead in the demo (+15 percent).

Compared to the same week last year NBC and ABC are both down -4 percent in viewers while CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is down -7 percent. In the demo, NBC was down -7 percent, ABC was down -10 percent, and CBS was down -11 percent.

Numbers for the week of May 1, 2017:

• Total Viewers: 7,685,000 7,628,000 6,180,000
• A25-54: 1,767,000 1,535,000 1,348,000