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Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14

EveningNewsNewWith two international crises happening in Gaza and Ukraine, ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” widened its A25-54 demo lead with a +123,000-viewer victory over “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” (David Muir was in for Sawyer all week).

The demo win marks three weeks in a row for ABC, its longest winning streak since March, 2008. Williams led Sawyer’s broadcast by 327,000 among total viewers extending its No. 1 streak to 253 weeks.

Compared to the same week last year “World News” is the only broadcast to grow in the younger demo, up +5%. “Nightly” was down -6% while “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was down -5%. For total viewers year-over-year, ABC was up +6%, CBS was up +2%, and NBC was flat.

Numbers for the week of July 14, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,767,000 7,440,000 6,176,000
• A25-54: 1,794,000 1,917,000 1,477,000

 

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Evening News Ratings: Week of March 7

By this time next week, we’ll know which evening newscasts most Americans chose for coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As for last week, which included Friday — the day of the quake, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” had a commanding lead.

The broadcast averaged 9.6 million total viewers, +1.3 million more than #2 “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Sawyer had a +2.1 million lead over #3 “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.” Week-to-Week NBC and CBS were up in total viewers and younger viewers while ABC was down in both categories. ABC News is the only network to have sent its anchor to Japan.

Numbers for the week of March 7:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,620,000 8,320,000 6,210,000
• A25-54: 2,970,000 2,290,000 1,850,000