Nightline Is #1 Among Adults 25-54, Bests "Letterman" And Tonight Show

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January 14th, 2010

via press release:

Nightline” IS #1 AMONG A25-54 - BESTS “LETTERMAN” AND “Tonight Show

Nightline” GROWS 11% AMONG A18-49 WEEK TO WEEK

ABC News “Nightline” was #1 among Adults 25-54 for the week of January 4, 2010 outperforming NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” according to Nielsen Media Research. This marks the 14th week “Nightline” outperformed “Tonight Show” among A25-54.  Week to week, Nightline” grew +3% among A25-54 and +11% among A18-49.

Among Total Viewers, “Nightline” outperformed “The Tonight Show” for the twenty-ninth consecutive week. This is the first time “Nightline” has beaten “Tonight Show” among Total Viewers for twenty-nine consecutive weeks since at least the 1991/92 season, which is as far as records date.

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 4, 2010)

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

ABC “Nightline”         3,730,000     1,550,000/ 1.2   1,330,000/ 1.0

CBS “Late Show”         4,020,000     1,530,000/ 1.2   1,230,000/.9

NBC “Tonight”           2,490,000     1,460,000/ 1.2   1,350,000/1.0

Source: NTI - - A25-54, Total Viewers & A18-49 – Wks. of 1/4/10 & 12/28/09 Live +SD.  Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for STD: 9/21/09-1/10/10 & 9/22/08-1/11/09

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