Katie Couric by John Paul Filo/CBS Katie Couric by John Paul Filo/CBS

For the second consecutive week, ratings for the CBS Evening News have reached a record low. TVNewser.com reports that the broadcast averaged 5.3 million total viewers, and just over 1.5 million in the 25-54 demo - an all-time low.

The week prior, the broadcast, anchored by Katie Couric, attracted 5.39 million viewers and 1.69 million adults 25-54.

They are the lowest numbers recorded for the program since Nielsen began tracking network evening newscast ratings during the 1987-88 season. - J.R. Whalen

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