Network Nightly Newscasts Reach New Lows

By June 24, 2009 ABC, CBS, Journalism, NBC, Ratings No Comments

New York — Via TVSpy: Frazier Moore of Entertainment Daily reports the Big Three Newscasts logged new lows in ratings last week. A major problem for ABC and CBS was that Katie Couric and Charles Gibson were off for the week. Over at NBC, Brian Williams was at the desk, and led the way with a three day average of 7.8 million viewers, even with a preemption on Thursday and Friday, due to coverage of the U.S. Open.

The CBS Evening News registered a new low, dipping below 5 million viewers, for the first time, with 4.9 viewers. ABC’s World News was off, dropping from a half-million viewers from last week, with 6.4 million.

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