ABC’s “Nightline” Ranks No. 1 Across All Target Demos

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October 14th, 2011

via press release:

ABCNightline Ranks No. 1 Across All Target Demos
For the 3rd Time This Season and for the 5th Consecutive Week, Nightline Improves on  Year-Ago Week in Total Viewers
Nightline is Delivering Best Competitive Start to a Season in 16 Years
For the week of October 3, 2011, ABCNightline ranked No. 1 across all key target demos: Total Viewers (3.877 million), Adults 25-54 (1.567 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.187 million),according to Nielsen Media Research.  The ABC latenight program saw week-to-week gains across all demos: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), hitting its largest overall audience in 6 weeks  since w/o 8/22/11.  
For the 3rd time this season and for the 5th consecutive week, Nightline improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+1% - 3.824 million on w/o 10/4/10).      
Season to date, Nightline ranks No. 1 in late-night among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, ahead of both NBCThe Tonight Show and CBS The Late Show(Letterman began on CBS in the 1993-94 season).  This represents Nightlines best competitive start to a season in 16 years  since the 1995-96 season. Season to date, Nightlineis up by +3% in Total Viewers compared to the same point last year, standing as the only program to grow year to year in Total Viewers versus The Tonight Show and The Late Show.   
ABC News Nightline is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. John Donvan and Juju Chang are correspondents. Jeanmarie Condon is the Executive Producer. The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.
(Week of October 2, 2011)
                    TOTAL VIEWERS  A25-54(000)/ Rtg  A18-49(000)/ Rtg 
ABC Nightline       3,877,000     1,567,000/ 1.3    1,187,000/ 0.9
CBS Late Show       3,315,000     1,437,000/ 1.2    1,149,000/ 0.9
NBC Tonight Show    3,577,000     1,393,000/ 1.2    1,062,000/ 0.9
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 10/2/11, 9/26/11 & 10/3/10.  Most Current: 2011-2012 Season (9/19  10/9/11) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20 10/10/10).
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