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Evening News Ratings: Week of December 19

“NBC Nightly News” was the top network evening news program for the week of December 19-23 in both total viewers and adults 25-54, though “ABC World News” came within 100,000 viewers in the demo.

“Nightly” was the only evening news program to be down in both total and demo viewers compared to the same week last year. “World News” was up in both categories, while CBS’ “Evening News” was up slightly in total viewers, and down in the demo.

Note: ABC’s ratings are based on four days due to the Christmas holiday, with Friday excluded. NBC and CBS’ ratings are based on five days.

Numbers for the week of December 19, 2011:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,641,000 8,182,000 6,428,000
• A25-54: 2,322,000 2,235,000 1,816,000
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