CBS cites news growth


The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY has delivered its highest household and viewer ratings since the week of Jan. 26, 2009, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week of Jan. 16, 2012.  The CBS broadcast posted 4.9/ 09 with 7.39 m viewers and 1.9/06 in adults 25-54. CBS EVENING NEWS also posted year-to-year double-digit percentage gains for the week among households (+11%), total viewers (+11%) and adults 25-54 (+19%).  

For the third consecutive week, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tied ABC in adults 25-54.  The CBS broadcast remains in its closest competitive position with ABC since the week of Sept. 25, 2006. 

Season-to-date CBS EVENING NEWS was the only network evening news broadcast to post year-to-year gains in households (+8%) and viewers (+5%). 

(Source: CBS)