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Evening News Ratings: Week of May 14

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” maintained the top spot for the week of May 14, but “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” continues to keep the evening newscast ratings battle competitive.

“World News” had its smallest Total Viewer margin with “Nightly” in nine months (August 15, 2011) and won the A25-54 demographic on Friday, topping “Nightly” by 7,000 viewers.

“Nightly” and “World News,” along with “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” are all down compared to last week and to the same week last year.

Numbers for the week of May 14, 2012:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,518,000 7,142,000 5,492,000
• A25-54: 2,042,000 1,826,000 1,554,000
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