via press release:
THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY” IS THE ONLY NETWORK EVENING NEWS BROADCAST TO POST YEAR-TO-YEAR RATINGS GAINS, UP +3% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +8% IN ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPT. 7
The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY is the only network evening news broadcast to post year-to-year ratings gains among households (+3%, 3.9/08 from 3.8/08) and adults 25-54 (+8%, 1.4/05 from 1.3/05) for the week ending Sept. 7, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY has significantly improved its competitive position among adults 25-54, with CBS just three-tenths of a rating point away from first-place in this key demographic.
Editor’s Note: Ratings for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY for the week ending Sept. 7 represent a three-day average (Tuesday-Thursday). The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY was broadcast as a “special” on Monday because of the Labor Day holiday and aired under an amended title on Friday due to late afternoon U.S. Open Tennis coverage. The year ago comparison ratings for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY represent the same three-day average.