This isn’t the kind of news that a seasoned newsman wants to hear: your ratings stink!
Yet, that appears to be the case for ABC’s “World News Tonight” since Charles Gibson was officially announced as the new anchor.
According to TV Newser:
“Charles Gibson isn't having a positive impact on World News Tonight's ratings, at least not yet. NBC Nightly News was #1 in all categories last week.
"'Gibson's second week in the anchor chair marked ABC World News Tonight's lowest delivery since at least the start of people meters (September, 1987),’ NBC notes.”
Sorry, Charlie. For those interested, here is the full data for the week of June 5:
Total viewers: NBC: 7,820,000 / ABC: 7,050,000 / CBS: 6,720,000
25-54 rating: NBC: 2.1/9 / ABC: 2.0/9 / CBS: 1.7/7
Homes: NBC: 5.6/12 / ABC: 5.0/11 / CBS: 4.7/10