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“Nightline” Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for Second Straight Week

“Nightline” Improves ABC’s Year-to-Year Performance at 12:35 am in Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%); Only Show to Grow in Key Demos

In week 2 in its new 12:35 a.m. time-slot, “Nightline” drew 1.695 million Total Viewers, 739,000 Adults 25-54 and 517,000 Adults 18-49 for the week of January 14, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 2nd week in a row, “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers, outdrawing NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by +39,000 and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by +295,000.


“Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show” during the week by +105,000 Adults 25-54 and by +45,000 Adults 18-49.


“Nightline” improved ABC’s performance in the time period on the same week last year (1.442 million and 717,000, respectively, on w/o 1/16/12) in Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%). CBS’ “The Late Late Show” (-6%/-14%) and NBC’s “Late Night” (-9%/-15%) each saw losses year to year


During the week of January 14th, “Nightline” reported the latest on the dramatic rescue mission for the American hostages held by terrorists in the Middle East; took a closer look at the Manti Te’o debacle; had exclusive behind-the-scenes access at Facebook as the company launched a brand new feature; spent 48 hours inside Boston’s hardest-hit emergency rooms where children, parents, and doctors were fighting a raging flu; met the millionaire guru behind Bikram yoga and examined the accusations shaking his hot yoga empire; featured controversial radio host Alex Jones; and featured tips to save money on your cell phone bills, among other reports.

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.


Week of January 14, 2013


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


ABC “Nightline” 1,695,000 739,000/ 0.6 517,000/ 0.4

CBS “Late Late Show” 1,400,000 634,000/ 0.5 472,000/ 0.4

NBC “Late Night” 1,656,000 753,000/ 0.6 633,000/ 0.5


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 01/14/13, 1/7/13 & 1/16/12. Most Current – 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 1/20/13) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 1/15/12). (Note: Due to coverage of Hurricane Sandy, w/o 10/29/12 was coded as a breakout and is excluded from the season count).


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