via press release:

“NIGHTLINE” IS #1 AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS & A25-54 – BESTS “LETTERMAN” AND “TONIGHT SHOW”

“NIGHTLINE” GROWS +10% AMONG A18-49 WEEK-TO-WEEK

ABC News “Nightline” was #1 among Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers for the week of January 25, 2010 outperforming NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” according to Nielsen Media Research. Among Total Viewers, “Nightline” posted its best delivery in two months. Week to week, “Nightline” was the only show against the competition to grow: +10% among A18-49, +8% among A25-54, and +7% among total viewers.

Additionally, “Nightline” outperformed “The Tonight Show” thirty-one of the last thirty-two weeks among Total Viewers. Season to date “Nightline” has outperformed “The Tonight Show” among A25-54 fifteen times.

*Note: “Letterman” and “The Tonight Show” aired repeats last week. “Letterman” was based on a 4-day average.

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 January 25, 2010)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
ABC “Nightline”         3,940,000     1,530,000/ 1.2      1,240,000/.9
CBS “Late Show”         3,650,000     1,520,000/ 1.2      1,180,000/.9
NBC “Tonight”           2,390,000     1,360,000/ 1.1      1,280,000/1.0

Source: NTI – – Nielsen, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 1/25/10 and 1/18/10.  Live +7 (where available) and Live +SD for STD (9/21/09-1/31/10)

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