News Ratings: NBC on Top; CBS Posts Lowest Numbers Ever

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Beats Out ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson ; Katie Couric Speculation Sinks CBS Evening News
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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams topped ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson last week, averaging 8.17 million viewers, with 2.39 million of them in news' target demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds, according to Nielsen Media Research.

World News averaged 7.51 million viewers (2.2 million in the demo).

During the first full week after intense media speculation about whether Katie Couric would bolt the CBS Evening News before her five-year, $75 million contract expires, the broadcast registered its lowest weekly average ever with 5.39 million viewers (1.69 million in the demo).

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