Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline” For the Week of July 19, 2010

By Coordinator

Jul 29, 2010 12:12pm

“NIGHTLINE” IS #1 SEASON TO DATE

“NIGHTLINE” BESTS “LETTERMAN” 15 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN TOTAL VIEWERS—FIRST TIME IN 11 YEARS

 

YEAR TO YEAR, “NIGHTLINE” GROWS +21% AMONG A25-54, +16% AMONG A18-49 AND +6% IN TOTAL VIEWERS

 

ABC News “Nightline” is in first place for the full season to date with 3.78 million Total Viewers, outperforming CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” according to Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” has also outperformed “Letterman” in total viewers for the fifteenth consecutive. The last time this happened was in 1999. For the week of July 19, 2010, “Nightline” ranked second among A25-54, A18-49 and Total Viewers.

 

Compared to the same week last year, “Nightline” grew +21% among Adults 25-54 while “Letterman” in comparison decreased -2%. Among A18-49, “Nightline” increased +16% year to year while “The Tonight Show” declined -9%. “Nightline” also grew +6% among Total Viewers while “Letterman” decreased -4%

 

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 July 19, 2010)   

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

A25-54(000)/Rtg    

A18-49(000)/Rtg 

ABC

3,340,000  

1,430,000/ 1.1

1,140,000/ .9

CBS

3,190,000

1,300,000/ 1.0

1,020,000/ .8

NBC

3,830,000  

1,580,000/ 1.3

1,180,000/ .9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD week of 7/19/10 & 7/20/09.  Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for STD (9/21/09-7/25/10).

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