Ratings report for ABC News Nightline January 19-23

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January 29th, 2009

via ABC press release:

January 29, 2009

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"For the Week of January 19, 2009

"Nightline" CONTINUES GROWTH TREND -- INCREASES 31%IN TOTAL VIEWERS VERSUS SAME WEEK LAST YEAR

LATE NIGHT NEWS SHOW IS UP SEASON TO DATE,YEAR TO YEAR AND 1st QUARTER TO DATE

"Nightline" CONTINUES TO OUTPERFORM "LETTERMAN" IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

"Nightline" CUTS A25-54 GAPS WITH "LENO" BY 56% YEAR TO DATE

ABC News' "Nightline" continues to grow season to date, quarter to date and year to year, according to Nielsen Research for the week of Jan. 19. In Total Viewers "Nightline" posted 3.94 million, increasing an impressive 31% vs. the same week last year, while "Letterman" declined (-18%). It also grew 25% quarter to date, while "Letterman" declined (-11%) and "Leno" declined (-2%).

Among Adults 25-54, "Nightline" posted 1.77 million, increasing 20% compared to the same week last year, while "Letterman" declined (-20%) and "Leno" declined (-2%). First quarter to date, "Nightline" increased 15%, while "Letterman" declined (-15%) and "Leno" declined (-9%).

Season to date, "Nightline" increased 13% among Total Viewers and 5% among Adults 25-54. It also continues to close the gaps with NBC's "Leno." Among the key Adults 25-54 demographic, "Nightline" shrank the gap by 56% year to date, and among Total Viewers by 43%.

"Nightline" outperformed CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, posting its largest total viewing (910,000) and demo (380,000) advantages over CBS since election week. Additionally "Nightline" beat "Letterman" among Adults 18-49.

Note: Monday was excluded from the average for "Nightline" & "Letterman" due to Martin Luther King Jr., Day. "Nightline" was excluded on Tuesday Inauguration day due to low coverage.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir. John Donvan and Vicki Mabrey are correspondents. James Goldston is the executive producer. The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

(Week of January 19 2009) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/ Rtg

ABC "Nightline"                 3,940,000 1,770,000/ 1.4

CBS "Late Show"                 3,030,000            1,390,000/ 1.1

NBC "Tonight"                   5,270,000            2,200,000/ 1.8

Source: NTI

 
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