The CBS Evening News finished the 2015-16 television season with CBS’s highest ratings in the time period in 10 years (since the 2005-06 season), according to Nielsen most current ratings.
The newscast has grown its audience for six consecutive seasons, a first-time achievement for any network evening news broadcast since the advent of people meters (since at least 1987).
Under Pelley, who assumed the anchor chair in June 2011, the CBS Evening News has added +1.4 million viewers and an audience increase of + 23%, which is double NBC and ABC’s growth combined over the same period (since the 2010-11 season).
“Serious times deserve a serious-minded evening news broadcast and America seems to agree. Six straight years of audience growth is deeply gratifying to us all,” said Steve Capus, Executive Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY and Executive Editor of CBS News. “With Scott Pelley at the helm and an unmatched team of journalists around the world, we will continue to deliver the original reporting and distinctive storytelling that viewers have come to expect.”