Nightline Places First For The Week Among Total Viewers And Adults 25-54

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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September 11th, 2009

via ABC press release:

Nightline” PLACES FIRST FOR THE WEEK AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND A25-54

Nightline” GROWS +21% AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND 10% AMONG A25-54 YEAR TO YEAR

Nightline” INCREASES +19% IN TOTAL VIEWERS THIRD QUARTER TO DATE

WHILE “Tonight Show” DECLINES -39%

ABC News “Nightline” was #1 among Total Viewers for the week of August 31, 2009, outperformingNBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” according to Nielsen Media Research. This marks the eleventh consecutive week “Nightline” beat “Tonight.”  The last time “Nightline” beat “Tonight” eleven consecutive weeks was in 1995.

Among Adults 25-54, “Nightline” posted 1,520,000, placing first for the week to “Conan’s” 1,519,000 Adults 25-54.  The two programs tied in the A25-54 rating with a 1.2. Among Adults 18-49, “Nightline” outperformed “Letterman” for second place.

“Nightline” continues to experience growth season to date, quarter to date, week to week and year to year. For the 35th consecutive week, “Nightline” grew among Total Viewers year to year.  Averaging3.70 million, the program grew +21% versus the same week last year. Among Adults 25-54, “Nightline” grew +10% compared to the same week last year. Week to week, “Nightline” grew +5% among Total Viewers and +11% among Adults 25-54.

Quarter to date, “Nightline” is in first place among Total Viewers with 3.54 million, a growth of +19% vs. 2008 quarter to date  while “Tonight” has declined -39% in Total Viewers, -22% among A25-54 and -10% among A18-49.

Season to date, “Nightline” is solidly in second place with 3.76 million Total Viewers and 1.62 million Adults 25-54. The program is up +14% among Total Viewers, +3% among A 25-54 and +5%among A18-49.

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 August 31, 2009)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg

ABC “Nightline”         3,700,000     1,520,000/ 1.2   1,220,000/ .9

CBS “Late Show”         3,420,000     1,307,000/ 1.1   1,030,000/ .8

NBC “Tonight”           2,890,000     1,519,000/ 1.2   1,450,000/ 1.1

Source: NTI - A25-54, Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers – Wks. of 8/31/09 & 9/1/08 Live +SD. QTD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 6/29/09-9/6/09 vs. 6/30/08-9/7/08. STD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 9/22/08-9/6/09 vs. 9/24/07-9/7/08/08

 
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