via press release:
Quick Take for Friday, June 26, 2009
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
“” Wins Friday -- Besting “ ” and “Letterman” for the Third Night in a Row According to Fast Affiliates
Last Friday night, ABC News “,” which for the second night in a row devoted the show to Michael Jackson, outperformed both CBS’ “ with David Letterman” and NBC’s “The with O’Brien,” according to Nielsen fast affiliate time period data. The program averaged an audience of 4.193 million total viewers, while “ ” averaged 3.718 million and “Letterman” averaged 3.089 million. This marks the third night in a row “ ” bested both CBS and NBC in Total Viewers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Live +Same Day Program) 6/26/09 and
Nielsen Fast Affiliates, 6/26/09 11:30PM-12AM ABC & 11:30PM-12:30AM CBS & NBC time period average