For the week of May 20, 2013, all three evening newscast grew their viewership compared to the same week last year. Last week, the networks spent considerable time covering a deadly tornado and its aftermath in Moore, OK. It was two years ago that week the evening newscasts found themselves in Joplin, MO covering a tornado there.
“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was #1 again followed by “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” and the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” Once again it is the CBS broadcast that is seeing the most growth: +10% in viewers and +8% in the A25-54 demo. ABC was up +3% in viewers and +7% in the demo. NBC was up +4% / +2%, respectively.
Numbers for the week of May 20, 2013:
As for the May sweep:
“Nightly News” wins another sweeps month, growing its viewership +3% vs. last May. “World News” was flat year-over-year, while the “CBS Evening News” saw +8% viewership growth, but was down -2% among younger viewers.
Numbers for May, 2013 sweep:
|• Total Viewers:||7,974,000||7,245,000||6,154,000|