For the first time in 12 years, ABC’s evening newscast is #1 in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. World News with Charles Gibson beat NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams by just 90,000 Total Viewers and just 60,000 A25-54 viewers in 2007. In total viewers, World News is up 4% year-over-year, NBC is down 13% and CBS is down 6%. Nightly had a strong fourth quarter, topping World News by 130,000 Total Viewers.
So, for the year, here’s how it breaks down:
Total viewers: ABC: 8,390,000 / NBC: 8,300,000 / CBS: 6,440,000
A25-54 demo: ABC: 2,580,000 / NBC: 2,520,000 / CBS: 2,010,000
Household rating: ABC: 5.8/12 / NBC: 5.7/12 / CBS: 4.5/9