ABC News'became the most-watched program in late night for the week of June 22, buoyed by coverage of President Obama's health care plan and the death of Michael Jackson. The show averaged 3.89 million total viewers, topping both the (3.69 million) and the (3.46 million).
The win marked the first victory forover The and The since election week in November 2008. The show increased in viewers by 25% from the same week last year and by 28% week-to-week, as well as by 40% among viewers 25-54.
beat Letterman in ratings both in the 25-54 and 18-49 demo, with a 1.3 and 1.0 respectively, topping the 's 1.0 and 0.8. The still garnered the highest ratings both among 25-54 (1.6) and 18-49 (1.4). The led among viewers in both demos as well. However, the loss in total viewers for the second straight week, marked the first time since 1996 the Tonight Show hadn't placed first for two weeks in a row, excluding the 2007 writer's strike.
sells ads against its target demo of 25-54 year old viewers, while the entertainment late night shows target 18-49s.
via Broadcasting & Cable.