'Nightline' Continues to Rank No. 1 for the 2009-10 Season In Total Viewers

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August 26th, 2010

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Nightline” CONTINUES TO RANK NO. 1 FOR

THE 2009-2010 SEASON AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

Nightline” BESTS “LETTERMAN” 19 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

IN TOTAL VIEWERS—FIRST TIME IN 11 YEARS

Nightline” EXPERIENCES MOST YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH AMONG A25-54

ABC News’ “Nightline” continues to rank No. 1 for the full 2009-2010 season to date, with 3.73 million Total Viewers, outperforming both CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 19th consecutive week, ABC News’ “Nightline” has outperformed “Letterman” among Total Viewers. The last time this happened was in 1999. Additionally, for the week of August 16, 2010, “Nightline” ranked second among A25-54, A18-49 and Total Viewers.

Compared to last year, “Nightline” experienced the most growth among the key Adults 25-54 demographic.  Year to year, “Nightline” climbed +2% in the A25-54 demo, while “Letterman” in comparison declined -21%.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. 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 August 16, 2010)

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

ABC “Nightline”         3,160,000     1,370,000/ 1.1    1,070,000/ .8

CBS “Late Show”         2,530,000     1,080,000/ .9       850,000/ .6

NBC “Tonight”           3,210,000     1,400,000/ 1.1    1,160,000 /.9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD weeks of 8/16/10 & 8/17/09. Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for STD (9/21/09-08/22/10).

 
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