June 13, 2016

Network TV: Evening news overall viewership (2016)

Year Viewership
2008 22,770,000
2009 22,223,000
2010 21,467,000
2011 22,510,000
2012 22,141,000
2013 22,603,000
2014 23,650,000
2015 23,871,000

Note: In 2015, Nielsen provided Pew Research Center with weighted annual averages for each network starting with 2008 data. Weighted averages better account for slight differences in the number of programming hours in each broadcast month. Viewership corresponds to the average of quarter-hour audience for each network.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen Media Research data, used under license.
“State of the News Media 2016”

Pew Research Center