Couric's CBS Numbers Hit New Low

Evening News watched by average 5.39M last week, good for third
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 5:42 PM CDT
In this Nov. 7, 2007 file photo, CBS president Les Moonves attends the NY Comedy Festival Event in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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(Newser) – The CBS Evening News hit a new low for viewership, with an average of 5.39 million last week. The previous record was set last September when anchor Katie Couric visited Iraq, the New York Times reports. The latest showing is another piece of bad news for Couric after reports broke two weeks ago she could be on her way out.