March 13, 2006

Network Evening News Viewership

ABC World News Tonight CBS Evening News NBC Nightly News Total
1993 14.3 13.1 13.3 40.7
1994 14.1 12.6 12.2 38.9
1995 13.4 10.7 11.6 35.7
1996 12.4 10.1 12 34.5
1997 11.2 11.5 12 34.7
1998 10.9 10.5 10.7 32.1
1999 10.9 9.7 11.4 32
2000 10.7 9.6 11.6 31.9
2001 11.5 9.9 11.4 32.8
2002 10.6 8.8 10.7 30.1
2003 10.1 8.3 10.9 29.3

While there have been some up increases year to year, the trajectory of network evening news audiences for all three networks between 1993 and 2005 was been downward.