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Evening News Ratings: 2011-2012 Season

After seeing the biggest numbers in nearly a decade during the 2010-2011 season, overall the network evening newscasts shed viewers in the just completed 2011-2012 season. Only “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” grew viewership: +3%, though down slightly in A25-54 viewers: -.5%.

Compared to the 2010-2011 season, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” is down -3% in Total Viewers and down -9% in younger viewers. “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” is down -4% / -8%.

Still, with a loss of -420,000 total viewers, this year saw an overall increase of +220,000 viewers from 2009-2010.

Numbers for the 2011-2012 season:

Program Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
nightly9-22.jpg 8.53M 2.36M
WN_9.21.jpg 7.49M 1.97M
6.03M 1.76M
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