Evening News Ratings: Week of May 21

By Chris Ariens 

ABC’s World News Tonight got an across-the-board ratings win last week, and continues to draw its largest viewership in 13 years – since the 2004-05 season. The David Muir-anchored broadcast was the only network news show to see overall growth: up +6 percent in viewers and up +4 percent in the A25-54 demo, vs. the same week last year.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was flat in viewers and down -9 in the demo; the CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor was also down -9 percent in both measurements.

Numbers for the week of May 21, 2018:

• Total Viewers: 7,979,000 7,689,000 5,672,000
• A25-54: 1,643,000 1,625,000 1,181,000