via press release:
” JESSE JAMES INTERVIEW POSTS RECORD VIEWERSHIP ACCORDING TO FAST AFFILIATES BEST TOTAL SINCE 2005 RELAUNCH HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE MARCH 2003
ABC News “ ’s” time period performance posted its highest total viewership since the program’s re-launch in 2005 accordingto Nielsen fast affiliate time period data for Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Featuring an exclusive interview with Jesse James, “ ’s” time period performance was6.817 million Total Viewers, which mark’s the program’s highest Total Viewer delivery for a single night since March 21, 2003.
“’s” time period performance posted a 2.29 in Adults 25-54 and a 1.70 rating among A18-49. In comparison, NBC’s “ ” time period performance was 3.692 million Total Viewers, 1.43 rating among Adults 25-54, and 1.09 rating among Adults 18-49. The time period performance for CBS’ “ with David Letterman” was 3.454 million Total Viewers, 1.21 rating among A25-54, and .91 rating for A18-49.
In addition to airing the highly anticipated interview with Mr. James last night, the ABC Network also enjoyed a high performing night with the “Dancing with the Stars” finale.
*Fast Affiliate data is time period based. When the national numbers are released, it will be a true reflection of the program's performance.
Source: The Nielsen Company. Live +SD fast affiliate time period data for May 25, 2010 & Final Live data for 3/21/03-12/25/05.