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Evening News Ratings: Week of December 31

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” begins 2013 with another ratings win, but “Nightly” was flat compared to the same week last year, while “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” and the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” were up. ABC was up +6% in total viewers and CBS was up +9% in total viewers during the holiday week. “Nightly” still commanded a half million viewer lead on ABC and 1.6 million lead on CBS.

ABC’s and CBS’ averages are based on 3 days (Wed-Fri), while NBC’s averages are based on 4 days (Tues-Fri).

Numbers for the week of December 31, 2012:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,896,000 8,475,000 7,241,000
• A25-54: 2,447,000 2,095,000 2,024,000
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