Evening News Ratings: Week of Nov. 24

By Chris Ariens 

evening news_2014For millions, Black Friday ended by sitting down and watching the network evening news. “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” drew a whopping 12.59 million viewers for its Friday night telecast. “Nightly News” won the holiday-shortened week in total viewers, while ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” won in the A25-54 demo.

Compared to the same week last year “World News Tonight” saw the most growth: up +8% in viewers and up +11% in the demo. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was also up: +2 in viewers and +9% in the demo. “Nightly News” was up +1% in viewers and down -9% in the demo.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, NBC is based on a four-day average (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri) while ABC and CBS are based on two-day averages (Mon, Tue).

Numbers for the week of Nov. 24, 2014:

• Total Viewers: 10,375,000 9,781,000 7,609,000
• A25-54: 2,347,000 2,575,000 1,986,000