Nightline Is #1 Among 18-49 & Total Viewers

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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November 12th, 2009

Do continue to note that comparing a 30 minute show at that hour to a 60 minute show is entirely apples to oranges, but PR lives on persuasion!

via press release:

Nightline” IS #1 AMONG A18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS

FIRST TIME SINCE AT LEAST THE 1991/1992 SEASON “Nightline” OUTPERFORMS “Tonight Show” 20 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN TOTAL VIEWERS

ABC News “Nightline” was #1 among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers  for the week of November 2, 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 twentieth consecutive week “Nightline” beat NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” among Total Viewers. This is the first time “Nightline” beat “The Tonight Show” among Total Viewers for twenty consecutive weeks since at least the 1991/92 season, which is as far as records date.

Last week, “Nightline” aired a special edition of the program about the Fort Hood massacre, an investigation into Toyota’s floor mat recall, and a report about the multiple murders in Cleveland.

*Note: On Tuesday, November 3, “Letterman’s” and “Tonight’s” ratings were excluded from the average.

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 November 2, 2009)

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

ABC “Nightline”         3,879,000     1,526,000/ 1.2   1,314,000/ 1.0

CBS “Late Show”         3,877,000     1,586,000/ 1.3   1,220,000/ .9

NBC “Tonight”           2,329,000     1,220,000/ 1.0   1,213,000/ .9

Source: NTI - - A25-54, Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers – Wk. 11/2/09 Live +SD.

 
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