Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 16

By Chris Ariens 

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ABC World News Tonight with David Muir remains No. 1 in the evenings, and was the only program to see growth last week compared to the same week last year. Muir’s broadcast was up +3 percent in viewers and flat among the A25-54 demo.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt continues as the most-watched show in the demo, with a +3 percent lead on World News Tonight. Nightly News is down vs. last year: down -2 percent in viewers and down -12 percent in the demo.

The CBS Evening News is also down vs. last year, down -5 percent in viewers and down -14 percent in the demo.

Due to Thursday Night Football, CBS Evening News ratings are based on 4 days (Mon-Wed and Fri).

Evening newscast numbers for the week of Oct. 16:

Network ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,254,000 7,778,000 6,086,000
• A25-54: 1,695,000 1,739,000 1,234,000
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