In Night 2 of New Time Period 'Nightline' Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

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In Night 2 in New Time Period “Nightline” Ranks No. 1

in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54


Improves By Double Digits in Key Adult Demos Versus Night 1


On January 9, 2013, ABC’s “Nightline” drew 1.613 million Total Viewers, 756,000 Adults 25-54 and 549,000 Adults 18-49, according to Fast National Preliminary Live + Same Day Nielsen data.


In night 2 in its new time period, “Nightline” ranked No. 1 versus its CBS and NBC competition in Total Viewers and in the key Adults 25-54 demo, outperforming CBS’ “Late Late Show Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.466 million and 689,000, respectively) and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.606 million and 755,000, respectively). 


Compared to night 1 in its new time period, night 2 of “Nightline” saw increases of 13% in Adults 25-54 (756,000 vs. 669,000) and 18% in Adults 18-49 (549,000 vs. 464,000).


Versus ABC’s performance in the time period on the year-ago night (1/10/12), “Nightline” was up by 14% in Total Viewers (1.613 million vs. 1.412 million) and by 4% in Adults 25-54 (756,000 vs. 730,000).   


January 9, 2013


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

ABC “Nightline”               1,613,000                             756,000/ 0.6        549,000/ 0.4

CBS “Late Late Show”     1,466,000                             689,000/ 0.6        564,000/ 0.4

NBC “Late Night”              1,606,000                             755,000/ 0.6        631,000/ 0.5


ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. Juju Chang is a correspondent. Jeanmarie Condon is the Executive Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 a.m., ET to 1:00 a.m. on the ABC Television Network.  Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

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