via press release:
Quick Take for Friday, June 26, 2009
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
“Nightline” Wins Friday — Besting “Conan” and “Letterman” for the Third Night in a Row According to Fast Affiliates
Last Friday night, ABC News “Nightline,” which for the second night in a row devoted the show to Michael Jackson, outperformed both CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” according to Nielsen fast affiliate time period data. The program averaged an audience of 4.193 million total viewers, while “Conan” averaged 3.718 million and “Letterman” averaged 3.089 million. This marks the third night in a row “Nightline” bested both CBS and NBC in Total Viewers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Live +Same Day Program rating) 6/26/09 and
Nielsen Fast Affiliates, 6/26/09 11:30PM-12AM ABC & 11:30PM-12:30AM CBS & NBC time period average