The move of CBS Evening News from New York to Washington, D.C. gave the broadcast a ratings uptick with its highest numbers since Norah O'Donnell's July debut.
The broadcast drew 6.8 million total viewers and 1.4 million viewers among those in the key 25-54 demographic on Monday, according to fast national numbers from Nielsen. The broadcast was the first on a new set from O'Donnell's new home at the network's D.C. bureau.
The telecast drew its highest audience since the show launched in July, and the numbers for Monday were 25% higher than the season to date average of 5.4 million viewers, according to CBS. The show also was the most watched telecast among 25-54 viewers since her launch on July 15.
But CBS executives say they are encouraged by week-to-week ratings growth. Last week, CBS Evening News averaged 6 million viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 demographic.