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

By ABCNewsPR

Jul 6, 2012 2:05pm

Taking the Top Spot in Latenight for the 2nd Straight Season in Overall Viewers and the Key Adult News Demo 

For the week of June 25, 2012, ABC’s “Nightline” drew 3.271 million Total Viewers, 1.268 million Adults 25-54 and 967,000 Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research.  

“Nightline” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Show” during the week across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+768,000), Adults 25-54 (+241,000) and Adults 18-49 (+239,000).

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 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 June 25, 2012

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
ABC ”Nightline” 3,271,000 1,268,000/ 1.1 967,000/ 0.8
CBS “Late Show” 2,503,000 1,027,000/ 0.9 728,000/ 0.6
NBC “Tonight Show” 3,701,000 1,425,000/ 1.2 1,082,000/ 0.8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 6/25/12, 6/18/12 & 6/27/11.  Most Current:  2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 – 7/1/12) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20/10 – 7/3/11).  

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