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Katie’s First Week: 10.1 Million Viewers

According to fast national numbers, the first week of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric averaged 10.16 million viewers. The broadcast topped “NBC and ABC by more than 3 million viewers and is dominant in key demographics,” CBS says. For the week of Sept. 5:

Total viewers: NBC: 7,133,333 / ABC: 6,892,500 / CBS: 10,160,000

25-54 demo: NBC: 1.9 / ABC: 1.9 / CBS: 2.8

> Also: “The last time the CBS Evening News finished in first place in viewers was the week ending June 8, 2001,” CBS says…

> Update: 4:28pm: In Katie Couric’s debut week Evening News lost 45% of its Total Viewers between Tuesday and Friday and 49% of its Adult 25-54 audience,” an ABC press release notes…

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