"Nightline" Is #2 In Total Viewers For The 7th Week In A Row

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May 13th, 2010

via press release:

Nightline” IS #2 IN A25-54, A18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS— 7th WEEK IN A ROW IN TOTAL VIEWERS

Nightline” GROWS +6% AMONG A25-54 AND +4% AMONG A18-49 YEAR TO YEAR

Nightline” CUTS THE YEARLY TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH NBC BY -77%

ABC News “Nightline” was the number two program among A25-54, A18-49 and Total Viewers for the week of May 3, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research. This is the seventh week in a row “Nightline” placed second among Total Viewers. Year to year, “Nightline” was the only show versus the competition to increase: +6% among A25-54, +4% among A18-49, and +1% among Total Viewers. Week to week, “Nightline” grew +2% among A25-54, +1% among Total Viewers, and+5% among A18-49.

Nightline” continues to cut the total viewing and A25-54 gaps with NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”  Compared to the same week last year, “Nightline” cut the total viewing gap with NBC by -77% and the Adults 25-54 gap by -65%. Week to week, “Nightline” cut the total viewing gap by -21% with NBC. This marks the smallest weekly total viewing gap between the two shows since the week of February 8, 2010.

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 May 3, 2010)

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

ABC “Nightline”         3,710,000     1,600,000/ 1.3      1,310,000/ 1.0

CBS “Late Show”         3,540,000     1,560,000/ 1.3 1,230,000/ .9

NBC “Tonight”           3,980,000     1,790,000/ 1.4      1,460,000/ 1.1

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/3/10, 4/26/10 & 5/4/09.

 
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