Jeff Glor took over as the Anchor of the CBS Evening News and his ratings jumped 40%.
Well, they did so in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.
The Buffalo News writes that the premiere of the Glor-led newscast had a rating on CBS affiliate WIVB-TV (Channel 4) that was more than 40 percent higher than the network news broadcast averaged locally during the November sweeps.
It also came close to beating the most popular network newscast in Buffalo, the "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt."
Glor's newscast had a 11.2 rating for the full half hour at 6:30 p.m. after CBS averaged a 7.8 rating on Channel 4 in the time slot during the November sweeps.
Holt's newscast had a 11.5 rating on WGRZ-TV, the local NBC affiliate, which was about 20 percent higher than the 9.8 rating it averaged during the November sweeps.