Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 2

By Chris Ariens 

World News Tonight with David Muir was the most-watched evening newscast last week, and the only program to grow in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

Compared to the same week last year the ABC program was up +1 percent in both total viewers and the demo. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was most-watched in the A25-54 demo, though it was down -8 percent in the younger demo vs. last year. CBS Evening News was also down -8 percent in the demo while down -1 percent in viewers.

Due to Thursday Night football CBS Evening News was retitled and Thursday’s program was excluded from the weekly averages.

Numbers for the week of October 2, 2017:

• Total Viewers: 8,544,000 8,174,000 6,461,000
• A25-54: 1,843,000 1,990,000 1,411,000