March 13, 2007

Evening News Revenue, by Network

ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT CBS EVENING NEWS NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
1999 158.7 138.1 179.9
2000 169.3 141.5 172.1
2001 155.6 141 158.1
2002 144.3 149.4 156.2
2003 148.8 155.8 161.9
2004 151 149 155
2005 168 162 159

The network evening newscasts remain significant sources of profit for their networks, even though ratings have fallen. The industry revenue estimates suggest revenues have not declined at the same rate as audience.