An average of 22.6 million viewers watched one of the three network newscasts in 2013, a 2.3% increase from 2012. Last year, evening news viewership was the highest it has been since 2008.
Both “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” grew their audiences compared to the previous year, while ratings leader “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” dipped slightly compared to 2012.
Morning news viewership is also up: the three broadcasts averaged 13.4 million viewers in 2013, an increase of 6.7% compared to 2012. Mirroring the evening newscasts, ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” were both up compared to the previous year, while NBC’s “Today” was down.
After the jump, the report’s findings on cable news ratings. Read more