Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline” For the Week of February 14, 2011

By Coordinator

Feb 25, 2011 3:30pm

“NIGHTLINE” IS #1 SEASON TO DATE AMONG ADULTS 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1993

During the week of February 14, 2011, ABC News’ “Nightline” drew 3.57 million Total Viewers, 1.52 million Adults 25-54 and 1.13 million Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “Nightline” improved on the year-ago week by +7% in Total Viewers.   

            Season to date, “Nightline” ranks in first place among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. This is the first time that “Nightline” has been in first place at this point in the season since at least the 1993-94 season, when “Letterman” began on CBS.  In addition, “Nightline” is up by +2% in Adults 25-54 season to date compared to the same point last year.

            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 February 14, 2011)

                                                TOTAL VIEWERS   A25-54(000)/ Rtg    A18-49(000)/ Rtg 
ABC “Nightline”         3,570,000     1,520,000/ 1.2      1,130,000/ 0.9
CBS “Late Show”         3,700,000     1,580,000/ 1.3      1,160,000/ 0.9
NBC “Tonight”           3,830,000     1,610,000/ 1.3      1,240,000/ 0.9 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD weeks of 2/14/11, 2/7/11 & 2/15/10.  Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for 10-11 Season – 9/20/10 – 2/18/11. 

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