"Nightline" Takes Top Spot in Late Night All 7 Weeks of Season in Total Viewers and Key Adult News Demo
Season to Date " Nightline " is No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for 3 rd Straight Year
For the week of November 5, 2012 , ABC's "Nightline" finished as the No. 1 broadcast program in latenight in all three key measures, Total Viewers (3.801 million) , Adults 25-54 (1.412 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.099 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. In addition, "Nightline" has ranked as the No. 1 latenight program in broadcast in all 7 weeks of the season in overall viewers and in the key adult news demo.
Season to date, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 among the latenight broadcast programs in 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 year that the ABC program is taking the top spot in all 3 measures.
NOTE: On Tuesday (11/6/12), ABC's "Nightline" was coded as a special, while NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS' "The Late Show" did not air due to Presidential election coverage. All three shows' averages are based on 4 days (Mon, Wed-Fri).
Last week "Nightline" had extensive coverage of the election, with Bill Weir and Terry Moran live from the campaign trail and Cynthia McFadden in studio; reported the most up-to-date information on the resignation of CIA Director David Petreaus; and covered the Nor'easter that hit the Sandy-battered Northeast. The show also featured reports on a man freed decades after claiming his wife framed him for murder; Diane Sawyer's exclusive interview with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis about their highly-anticipated film "Lincoln"; a profile of actor Bradley Cooper; behind-the-scenes of "Stand Up for Heroes"; and went up-close and personal with the African white lion.
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 November 5, 2012
|PROGRAM AVERAGES||TOTAL VIEWERS||A25-54(000)/ Rtg||A18-49(000)/ Rtg|
|ABC "Nightline"||3,801,000||1,412,000/ 1.2||1,099,000/ 0.9|
|CBS "Late Show"||3,267,000||1,242,000/ 1.0||1,008,000/ 0.8|
|NBC "Tonight Show"||3,594,000||1,376,000/ 1.2||1,082,000/ 0.9|
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 11/05/12, 10/29/12 & 11/07/11. Most Current - 2011-2012 Season (9/24 - 11/11/12) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19 - 11/13/11), based on regular telecasts and breakout telecasts for week of 10/29/12; all other breakout telecasts and specials excluded.
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