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Evening News Ratings: Week of February 13

For the first time since 2006, “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” came in second place in the A25-54 demographic last week, besting “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” by 29,000 A25-54 viewers.

While “ABC World News” and “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” are both flat in the A25-54 demographic compared to the same week last year, Pelley’s newscast has grown +20% in younger viewers. All three newscasts are up in Total Viewers year-over-year.

“NBC Nightly News” remains the commanding leader, although Sawyer’s newscast has slashed season-to-date gaps with “Nightly” by -10% in Total Viewers and -18% in A25-54 viewers.

Numbers for the week of February 13, 2012:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,408,000 7,999,000 6,828,000
• A25-54: 2,684,000 2,107,000 2,136,000
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