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Evening News Ratings: Week of December 24

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” caps off 2012 with another ratings win: its 172th consecutive total viewer win and 214th win among younger viewers. “Nightly” drew +10% more viewers than “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” and +26% more than “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.”

Pelley’s broadcast, however, was the most improved: up +17% in total viewers and up +6% in younger viewers. All three networks were up in total viewers compared to the same week last year. Only “World News” was down slightly in the demo: -2%.

All three newscasts are based on a 3-day average (Wed-Fri).

Numbers for the week of December 24, 2012:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,097,000 8,272,000 7,246,000
• A25-54: 2,504,000 2,110,000 1,912,000
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