Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline” For the Week of May 10, 2010

By Coordinator

May 20, 2010 2:50pm

“NIGHTLINE” IS #2 AMONG A25-54, A18-49, & TOTAL VIEWERS—8th WEEK IN A ROW IN TOTAL VIEWERS

“NIGHTLINE” CUTS THE YEARLY TOTAL VIEWING GAP WITH NBC BY -63%

ABC News “Nightline” was the number two program among A25-54, A18-49 and Total Viewers for the week of May 10, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research. This is the eighth week in a row “Nightline” placed second among Total Viewers and the fifth consecutive week among A18-49. Additionally, “Nightline” is solidly in second place season to date with 3.81 million.

 “Nightline” continues to cut the total viewing and A25-54 gaps with NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”  Compared to the same week last year, “Nightline” cut the total viewing gap with NBC by -63% and the Adults 25-54 gap by -62%.

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 May 10, 2010)   

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

ABC  3,640,000    1,560,000/ 1.3     1,260,000/ 1.0

CBS  3,400,000    1,510,000/ 1.2     1,180,000/ .9

NBC  4,090,000    1,770,000/ 1.4     1,420,000/ 1.1

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