Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline” For the Week of December 6, 2010

By Coordinator

Dec 16, 2010 11:42am

 “NIGHTLINE” IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND AMONG ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE WEEK

“NIGHTLINE” IS #1 SEASON TO DATE AMONG ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE AT LEAST 1993 

ABC News’ “Nightline” was the number one program in late night among Total Viewers (4.25 million) and among Adults 25-54 (1.73 million) according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 6, 2010.  Also for the week, “Nightline” placed second among Adults 18-49 (1.30 million).

Season-to-date, “Nightline” ranks in first place among Total Viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. This is the first time “Nightline” has been in first place at this point in the season since at least the 1993-94 season when “Letterman” began on CBS. 

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. 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 December 6, 2010)    

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

ABC “Nightline”         4,250,000     1,730,000/ 1.4       1,300,000/ 1.0

CBS “Late Show”         3,680,000     1,480,000/ 1.2       1,050,000/ 0.8

NBC “Tonight”           3,890,000     1,680,000/ 1.4       1,350,000/ 1.0

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD week of 12/06/10 .  Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for Season-to-date (9/20/10 – 12/12/10).

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