ABC's "Nightline" Ranks as the No. 1 Program in Latenight for the 2nd Week in a Row Across all Key Target Demos

"Nightline" has Taken the No. 1 Position in 31 Weeks in Total Viewers, 35 Weeks in Adults 25-54 and 34 weeks in Adults 18-49 of the 44 Weeks of the Season to Date

For the week of July 16, 2012, ABC's "Nightline" ranked as the No. 1 program in latenight for the 2nd week in a row across all key target demos: Total Viewers (3.606 million), Adults 25-54 (1.376 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.049 million) , according to Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" has ranked as the No. 1 latenight program in all 3 demos in 15 of the last 17 weeks.

"Nightline" has taken the No. 1 position in 31 weeks in Total Viewers, 35 weeks in Adults 25-54 and 34 weeks in Adults 18-49 of the 44 weeks of the season to date.

For the 2nd straight week "Nightline" saw gains over the previous week in Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%), drawing its largest overall audience in 5 weeks - since w/o 6/11/12.

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 3rd straight season that the ABC program is taking the top spot in overall viewers and 2nd season in a row in the key adult news demo.

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 latenight strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

Week of July 16, 2012

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
ABC "Nightline" 3,606,000 1,376,000/ 1.1 1,049,000/ 0.8
CBS "Late Show" 2,408,000 949,000/ 0.8 686,000/ 0.5
NBC "Tonight Show" 3,294,000 1,270,000/ 1.1 925,000/ 0.7

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 7/16/12, 7/9/12 & 7/18/11. Most Current: 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 - 7/22/12) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20/10 - 7/24/11).

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