"Nightline" Is #2 In Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, 18-49

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May 6th, 2010

via press release:

Nightline” IS #2 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, A25-54 and A18-49

Nightline” GROWS AMONG A25-54: 9% WEEK TO WEEK AND 2% YEAR TO YEAR

Nightline” CUTS THE WEEKLY TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH NBC BY -39%-

MARKING THE SMALLEST GAP BETWEEN TWO SHOWS SINCE JUNE ‘09

ABC News “Nightline” was the number two program among A25-54, A18-49 and Total Viewers for the week of April 26, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research. This is the sixth week in a row “Nightline” placed second among Total Viewers. Week to week, “Nightline” grew the most compared to the competition: +9% among A25-54, +7% among total viewers, and+7% among A18-49.  Year to year, “Nightline” was the only show versus the competition to increase among A25-54 (+2%) while CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” in comparison decreased -11% and NBC’s “The Tonight Show” declined -24%.

“Nightline” continues to cut the total viewing and A25-54 gaps with “The Tonight Show.” Compared to the same week last year, “Nightline” cut the Adults 25-54 gap with NBC by

-78% and total viewing gap by -76%.  Week to week, “Nightline” cut the Adults 25-54 gap with NBC by -36% and total viewing gap by -39%.  This marks the smallest weekly total viewing gap between the two shows since the week of June 15, 2009 and the smallest weekly demo gap since week of December 21, 2009.

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 April 26, 2010)

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

ABC “Nightline”         3,660,000     1,570,000/ 1.3      1,250,000/ .9

CBS “Late Show”         3,120,000     1,420,000/ 1.1      1,080,000/ .8

NBC “Tonight”           4,000,000     1,730,000/ 1.4      1,440,000/ 1.1

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/26/10, 4/19/10 & 4/27/09.

 
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