Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Late Night Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

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

For the week of September 3, 2012, ABC's "Nightline" drew 2.891 million Total Viewers, 1.058 million Adults 25-54 and 863,000 Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Season to date, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in late night among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, 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.

NOTE: Due to the Labor Day holiday (9/3/12), ABC's, CBS' and NBC's Monday telecasts were coded as specials and excluded from the weekly averages. Due to the Democratic National Convention, NBC's "The Tonight Show" aired late on Tue and Thurs (9/4/12 and 9/6/12), while CBS' "The Late Show" aired late on Tues, Wed and Thurs (9/4 - 9/6/12). These days were re-titled & are excluded from the averages.

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 September 3, 2012

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
ABC "Nightline" 2,891,000 1,058,000/ 0.9 863,000/ 0.7
CBS "Late Show" 2,249,000 793,000/ 0.7 540,000/ 0.4
NBC "Tonight Show" 3,588,000 1,521,000/ 1.3 1,340,000/ 1.1

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 9/3/12, 8/27/12 & 9/5/11, or as dated. Most Current: 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 - 9/9/12) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20/10 - 9/11/11).

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