In Night 2 in New Time Period “Nightline” Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

By Alyssa Bernstein

Jan 10, 2013 1:58pm

Improves By Double Digits in Key Adult Demos Versus Night 1

On January 9, 2013, ABC’s “Nightline” drew 1.613 million Total Viewers, 756,000 Adults 25-54 and 549,000 Adults 18-49, according to Fast National Preliminary Live + Same Day Nielsen data. 

In night 2 in its new time period, “Nightline” ranked No. 1 versus its CBS and NBC competition in Total Viewers and in the key Adults 25-54 demo, outperforming CBS’ “Late Late Show Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.466 million and 689,000, respectively) and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.606 million and 755,000, respectively). 

Compared to night 1 in its new time period, night 2 of “Nightline” saw increases of 13% in Adults 25-54 (756,000 vs. 669,000) and 18% in Adults 18-49 (549,000 vs. 464,000). 

Versus ABC’s performance in the time period on the year-ago night (1/10/12), “Nightline” was up by 14% in Total Viewers (1.613 million vs. 1.412 million) and by 4% in Adults 25-54 (756,000 vs. 730,000).   

January 9, 2013

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg 
ABC ”Nightline” 1,613,000  756,000/ 0.6 549,000/ 0.4
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,466,000 689,000/ 0.6 564,000/ 0.4
NBC “Late Night” 1,606,000 755,000/ 0.6  631,000/ 0.5

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 12:35 a.m., ET to 1:00 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. 

Source:  The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults18-49 Live + SD for 01/09/13, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals Preliminary data.  

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