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Evening News Ratings: Week of December 16

EveningNewsNew“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” had a 1.3 million viewer lead on No. 2 “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,” while Sawyer kept a 870,000 viewer lead on No. 3. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” last week.

Compared to the same week last year, all three broadcasts are flat in total viewers and down in the A25-54 demographic: NBC is down -29%, ABC is down -37% and CBS is down -41%.

All three broadcasts were also down compared to last week.

Numbers for the week of December 16, 2013:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,211,000 7,919,000 7,049,000
• A25-54: 1,698,000 1,306,000 1,094,000
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Evening News Ratings: Week of July 15

Another week on top for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” which leads “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” by +659,000 Total Viewers and +95,000 A25-54 viewers. Sawyer’s newscast leads “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” by +964,000 Total Viewers and +256,000 viewers in the demo.

For the first time in three years, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” won in the A25-54 demo twice in the course of the week. ABC won among younger viewers by +37,000 on Monday and +71,000 on Tuesday.

All three newscasts were down in the A25-54 demographic compared to the same week last year: NBC was down -10%, ABC was down -7% and CBS was down -10%. In Total Viewers, NBC was flat, ABC was down -4% and CBS was up +6%.

Numbers for the week of July 15, 2013:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,669,000 7,010,000 6,046,000
• A25-54: 1,913,000 1,818,000 1,562,000

Weekend Evening News Ratings: Q2 2013

Like its weekday counterpart, “NBC Nightly News” leads the competition in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers on the weekends. But “ABC World News” is closing the gap: in the second quarter of 2013, the two shows were separated by the smallest Total Viewer margin in 10 years on Saturdays and the smallest in 11 years on Sundays.

“World News,” anchored on the weekends by David Muir, grew in both ratings measurements compared to the year-ago quarter, up +7% in Total Viewers and +1% in the A25-54 demographic. “CBS Evening News,” anchored by Jim Axelrod, was up +3% in Total Viewers but down -10% in the demo, while “NBC Nightly News,” anchored by Lester Holt, was down -3% and -5%, respectively. “World News” delivered its smallest quarterly margins in 10 years in Total Viewers and in four years in the A25-54 demographic.

On Sundays, ABC is again the only show to be up in both ratings measurements, +6% in Total Viewers and +7% in the demo, compared to the year-ago quarter. NBC is up +1% and down -6%, while CBS is down -5% and -15%, respectively.

The Saturday averages for Q2 2013:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 4,253,000 4,128,000 3,245,000
• A25-54: 974,000 875,000 684,000

 

 

 

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Evening News Ratings: Week of April 22

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was on top as usual for the week of April 22, beating “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” by +605,000 Total Viewers and +320,000 viewers in the A25-54 demographic. “World News” leads “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” by +1,078,000 Total Viewers and +155,000 A25-54 viewers.

But only Pelley’s newscast has grown in both ratings measurements compared to the same week last year, up +12% in Total Viewers and +5% in A25-54 viewers. “World News” is up +3% in Total Viewers and down -4% in the A25-54 demographic and “Nightly” is flat in both ratings measurements.

Numbers for the week of April 22, 2013:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,128,000 7,523,000 6,445,000
• A25-54: 2,189,000 1,869,000 1,714,000

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 25 & Sweeps

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was on top for the week of February 25, besting “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” by +550,000 Total Viewers and +154,000 A25-54 viewers.

But “Nightly” is the only broadcast of the three to be down in both ratings measurements year over year, -7% in Total Viewers and -11% in the demo. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” is up +1% in Total Viewers and down -4% among younger viewers.

“World News” is up +5% and +2%, respectively. On February 25, the ABC evening newscast posted its highest ratings in two years, with 9,350,000 Total Viewers and 2,629,000 A25-54 viewers.

Numbers for the week of February 25, 2013:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,013,000 8,463,000 6,917,000
• A25-54: 2,386,000 2,232,000 1,965,000

 

 

 

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A New Look For ‘ABC World News’

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” unveiled a new graphics package and theme music last night. The new logo and graphics are somewhat reminiscent of the classic “Larry King Live” map, but brighter with red, white and blue colors, and blockier shapes.

The new theme music was composed by Hans Zimmer, whose scores for films like “The Dark Knight” series and “Inception” have become extremely popular.

You can check out the music in the new open to “World News,” after the jump.

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Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters

Here’s an inside look at ABC News.  In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” David Muir, weekend anchor of “World News,” gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the ABC News headquarters.

The ABC complex on Manhattan’s upper west side is home to ABC News, “Live! with Kelly,” and local New York station WABC.  Diane Sawyer also makes a cameo in the video (as do her dozens of Emmys).

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Evening News Ratings: Week of July 4

The evening news race is getting interesting. All three broadcasts were up last week in both Total Viewers and younger viewers compared to the same week last year.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was #1 again, with #2 ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” cutting its gaps with “Nightly” in both Total Viewers (-52% / 349,000 vs. 725,000 million) and A25-54 viewers (-4% / 374,000 vs. 390,000) compared to last year. Thursday’s “World News” was the #1 evening newscast, outperforming “Nightly” by 106,000 Total Viewers. Portions of Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard first aired on that broadcast.

And the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” continues to show growth: +7% in Total Viewers and +8% in younger viewers compared to last year.

All broadcasts were based on four days (Tue-Fri) taking July 4th out of the average.

Numbers for the week of July 4:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,775,000 7,426,000 5,625,000
• A25-54: 2,315,000 1,941,000 1,735,000

Diane Sawyer Bears Down on Chicago

Nationally, she anchors the #2 network evening newscast, but in Chicago, ABC’s Diane Sawyer is #1, thanks to the very strong sign-on to sign-off showing of Chicago O&O WLS. So today, Sawyer is in Chicago where she will anchor tonight’s “World News.” The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal talked with Sawyer and her EP Jon Banner ahead of today’s visit to … Oprahville.

Another change on the horizon that could have impact on “World News” is next month’s final edition of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The Chicago-based talk show airs on ABC’s biggest stations, and on every station but WLS it’s a lead-in to the local news that leads in to Sawyer.

“Our competition always likes to point out when we do well, it’s because of Oprah, and when we do poorly, it’s because we stink. Both can’t be true,” Banner said. “There’s always opportunity and risk in change, but … we’ll be just fine.”

Sawyer is attending the Chicago Network’s 22nd Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon today and will be interviewed by WLS anchor Kathy Brock. Tonight’s “World News” will include an interview with the president of Oak Brook-based McDonald’s, Jan Fields.

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 28 & Sweeps

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the most-watched evening newscast last week, with an 850K total viewer lead over “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.” Year-over-year “World News” was up (+560K), “Evening News” was down (-130K) and “Nightly News” put up the same numbers.

Numbers for the week of Feb. 28:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,320,000 8,470,000 6,020,000
• A25-54: 2,710,000 2,360,000 1,820,000

“NBC Nightly News” wins the February 2011 sweeps period with a 1.1 million lead over #2, “ABC World News.” The Diane Sawyer newscast was the only one to grow year-over-year, +1% in total viewers and had its best February in three years. CBS was down -4% and NBC was

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