WABC/Channel 7 maintains its news dominance, winning the May Sweeps (the official last day is tomorrow) period among the overall Households and a pivotal demographic–Adults 25 to 54.
In the ratings tabulated by Nielsen, Eyewitness News This Morning with Lori Stokes, Ken Rosato, and Bill Evans had the highest Household rating from 4:30 to 5 a.m., while boasting twice as many Adults 25 to 54 as any other station. At 5 and 6 a.m., Channel 7 beat all competitors in Households and Adults 25 to 54.
In the newscast at noon, WABC held a 50 percent lead over WCBS in the Households rating, and by twice as much in the Women 25 to 54 demographic.
WABC had strong numbers in evening as well.
At 5 p.m., the news team of Diana Williams, Sade Baderinwa, and Lee Goldberg had more than a 50 percent advantage in the Households rating. Additionally, WABC owned the Adults 25 to 54 grouping by beating competitors WCBS and WNYW combined.
Good fortune continued at 6 p.m.
WABC made it a clean sweep with a victory in the 11 p.m. race. The station’s newscast registered a 33 percent win over their nearest competitor, while coming out on top in the Adults 25 to 54 demo.
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