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Evening News Ratings: Week of August 18

The final week of the Olympics and lead-up to the DNC saw a viewer drop-off for all three two of the three evening newscasts last week. Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the winner beating #2 World News with Charles Gibson by two million Total Viewers. The Gibson broadcast was up 5% (100,000 viewers) in the demo week-to-week.

From the week prior, World News closed the gap with Nightly News by 16% in Total Viewers and by 19% in the demo.

Total Viewers: NBC: 8,990,000 / ABC: 6,910,000 / CBS: 5,540,000

25-54 demo: NBC: 2,960,000 / ABC: 2,160,000 / CBS: 1,690,000

25-54 rating: NBC: 2.4/10 / ABC: 1.8/7 / CBS: 1.4/6

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