No ratings bump for Norah O’Donnell’s first week as ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor

The numbers for Norah O’Donnell’s historic first week as the anchor of “CBS Evening News” are in, and despite leaving no stone unturned on the promotional front, the new-look newscast didn’t make any progress on the ratings front. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the first five broadcasts of “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” drew 5.24 million viewers, of whom 982,000, or 19 percent, were members of the key adults 25-54 demo. O’Donnell’s first week finished far behind frontrunner “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” (7.89 million viewers, 1.54 million adults 25-54) and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” (6.88 million viewers, 1.5 million adults 25-54). If O’Donnell’s premiere week deliveries didn’t move the needle—CBS has languished in third place for the better part of two decades, a streak that stretches back to the Dan Rather era—the refurbished broadcast also didn’t lose much ground. Compared to the previous week, the evening newscast came up short by roughly 5,000 total viewers, while 43,000 fewer advertiser-coveted consumers tuned in. From one week to the next, the news demo dipped 4 percent.           O’Donnell’s first week in the anchor chair also was more or less consistent with how the newscast fared throughout the second quarter of 2019. From April 1 through June 28, CBS’s 6:30 p.m. broadcast averaged 5.47 million viewers and 1.05 million adults 25-54. O’Donnell’s inaugural deliveries trail those second quarter stats by just 4 percent... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-24 19:58:59 UTC ]
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News Corp carnage: fine print reveals even greater hit to local journalism | The Weekly Beast

Suburban and regional papers won’t have standalone websites. Plus: ABC reposts tweet after backlashOf the 112 printed newspapers shut down by News Corp this week, 76 will survive as digital-only publications but the devil is in the detail.The suburban and regional papers – such as the Inner West... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-29 01:07:11 UTC ]
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News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it's not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

Murdoch mastheads point finger at ABC, Facebook and the Guardian, among others. Plus: what KFC and bidets say about the state of journalismThe demise of AAP has unexpectedly ignited a war of words between media companies over who is to blame.According to News Corp – one of the major shareholders... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-06 02:34:45 UTC ]
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News Corp troops turn their fire on Catherine Andrews for daring to use Twitter | Weekly Beast

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Sky falls on Tony Abbott as News Corp columnist urges him to sue for defamation | The Weekly Beast

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News Corp Carnage: Fine Print Reveals Even Greater Hit to Local Journalism

Of the 112 printed newspapers shut down by News Corp this week, 76 will survive as digital-only publications but the Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Coronavirus patterns make local news even more important

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[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-05-21 11:45:15 UTC ]
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CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

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