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Evening News Ratings: Week of April 25

The lead-up to the royal wedding and the cleanup after the southern storms were the big news drivers on the evening newscasts last week.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” led the way again last week, but Friday’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” was the most-watched broadcast that night (7.659 million vs. 7.423 million). That was the day of the royal wedding; a day which saw Sawyer in London and Brian Williams anchoring from storm-ravaged Tuscaloosa, AL.

Compared to the same week last year, the newscasts saw a significant jump in viewers: up a combined 2.75 million viewers.

Numbers for the week of April 25:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,864,000 8,278,000 5,737,000
• A25-54: 2,783,000 2,173,000 1,692,000
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