ABC’s “Nightline” Ranks as the No. 1 Program in Latenight for the 8th Consecutive Week

May 24, 2012 2:55pm

“Nightline” has Finished as the Week’s Top Program in Latenight in All 3 Measures in 11 of the Last 12 Weeks

 Season to Date, “Nightline” Ranks No. 1 in Latenight Among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

For the week of May 14, 2012, ABC’s “Nightline” extended its streak as the No. 1 program in latenight to 8 straight weeks in all target demos: Total Viewers (3.701 million), Adults 25-54 (1.442 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.157 million), according to Nielsen Media Research.  “Nightline” has finished as the week’s top program in latenight in all 3 measures in 11 of the last 12 weeks. 

Furthermore, “Nightline” has taken the No. 1 position in 24 weeks in Total Viewers, 28 weeks in Adults 25-54 and in 27 weeks in Adults 18-49 of the 35 weeks of the season to date.  Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

ABC’s “Nightline” owned the top broadcast of the week in latenight with its Wednesday telecast (5/16/12) across each of the target demos: Total Viewers (4.150 million), Adults 25-54 (1.714 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.358 million).  In fact, “Nightline” has owned the top telecast of the week in each of the last 4 weeks of all original competition.

Season to date, “Nightline” ranks No. 1 in latenight among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, ahead of both NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and CBS’ “The Late Show.” This marks the 2nd straight season that the ABC program is taking the top spot in overall viewers and Adults 25-54.

Last week, Nightline reported on the rise in sleepwalking, the Kennedy “curse” and the upcoming IPO of Facebook.  We took a look at the life of the late Donna Summers and interviewed Billy Bob Thorton and Lady Antebellum

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 11:35 p.m., ET to 12:00 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 May 14, 2012)

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC “Nightline” 3,701,000 1,442,000/1.2 1,157,000/0.9
CBS “Late Show” 3,179,000 1,285,000/1.1 989,000/0.8
NBC “Tonight Show” 3,438,000 1,271,000/1.1 986,000/0.8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI (Total Viewers and Adults 25-54); Live+SD for 5/14/12, 5/7/12 & 5/16/11. Most Current: 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 5/20/12) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20/10 – 5/22/11).

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