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Evening News Ratings: Week of January 3

For the first full week of 2011, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” had a nearly 1.5 million Total Viewer lead on its closest competitor, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,” while Sawyer led the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” by more than 2 million Total Viewers.

The combined average for the three newscasts last week was 24,660,000, that’s down from a combined 27,240,000 during the same week last year.

Numbers for the week of Jan. 3:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,910,000 8,420,000 6,330,000
• A25-54: 2,910,000 2,300,000 1,920,000
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