Evening News Ratings: Week of May 13

By Chris Ariens 

The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was the only evening newscast to grow compared to the same week last year. The 3rd ranked show was up +5% in total viewers cutting the gap with #2 “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” nearly in half. Last year the viewership gap between the two shows was 1.65 million. Last week it was 881,000.

Sawyer’s newscast was down -7% in viewers and down -9% in the demo. No. 1 “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was flat in viewership and down -6% in the demo. Pelley’s broadcast, too, was down in the demo, losing 2% of its audience compared to last year.

Numbers for the week of May 13, 2013:

• Total Viewers: 7,475,000 6,668,000 5,787,000
• A25-54: 1,911,000 1,665,000 1,522,000