Evening-News Ratings: NBC, ABC Tie in Key Demo

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ABC's World News With Charles Gibson and NBC's Nightly News With Brian Williams tied in the key news demo for the week of March 19, each earning a 2.0 rating/8 share in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research.

ABC won in the total-viewers category, with 8,350,000. Its household rating was a 5.9/12. NBC had 8,090,000 total viewers and a 5.6/12 household rating.

CBS' Evening News With Katie Couric trailed with a 1.9/7 in the key demo, 6,680,000 total viewers and a 4.8/10 in households. These numbers are based on a three-day average (Monday-Wednesday) because of NCAA basketball airings on Thursday and Friday.

Season-to-date, Nightly News is No. 1 in the key demo, averaging a 2.4 rating, 4% more than ABC's 2.3 rating and 20% more than CBS' 2.0 rating.