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The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” Adds Nearly Half A Million Viewers Compared To Last Year

 The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY is up +8% year-to-year in viewers (6.82m from 6.33m) for the week ending April 24, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings.


            The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY added +490,000 viewers and maintained its rating in adults 25-54 (1.3/05) – the demographic most important those who advertise in news – compared to last year. The CBS broadcast also closed the viewership gap with NBC by 700,000 viewers compared to last year.


            Season-to-date, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY is up +2% in viewers (7.31m from 7.17m) and even in adults 25-54 (1.5/06) compared to last season.


On last week’s broadcasts, Chip Reid reported on the Baltimore protests; Holly Williams was in Italy reporting on the refugee crisis unfolding at sea; Don Dahler reported on the Boston Marathon bombing trial; Steve Hartman reported on the surprise ending to a young man’s adoption plea; and David Martin, Wyatt Andrews, Ben Tracy, Bill Plante and Mike Morrell covered the U.S. drone strike in Pakistan that killed two hostages at an al-Qaeda compound and the White House response.


Steve Capus is the Executive Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY and Executive Editor of CBS News.


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