"Nightline" Ranks #1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Nightline" Hits Time Period Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Friday's Broadcast is Most-Watched in New Time Period in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49

On Average in New Time Period, "Nightline" Continues to Improve ABC's Year-to-Year Performance in Total Viewers (+8%)

For the week of April 15, 2013, ABC News' "Nightline" drew 1.778 million Total Viewers, 808,000 Adults 25-54 and 599,000 Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research . "Nightline" hit time period highs in its new 12:35 a.m. time-slot in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while delivering its strongest Adults 25-54 performance since its time period debut (w/o 1/7/13) . Further, "Nightline" turned in ABC's strongest performance in the time period in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since November - since w/o 11/26/12 and w/o 11/5/12, respectively.

"Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, outperforming CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (+382,000 and +126,000, respectively) and NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (+253,000 and +43,000, respectively).

On Friday (4/19/13) , "Nightline" delivered its most-watched telecast in its new time period in Total Viewers (2.294 million) , Adults 25-54 (1.162 million) and Adults 18-49 (888,000) .

On average in its new time period, "Nightline" has improved ABC's performance compared to the same weeks last year in Total Viewers (+8%). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by +110,000 Total Viewers and by +25,000 Adults 25-54.

During the week of April 15, "Nightline" was the place to turn to for the most up-to-date details on the Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath, as well as the West, Texas tragic factory explosion. On several nights "Nightline" broadcast live updates for both the East and West coast.

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.

Week of April 15, 2013

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC "Nightline" 1,778,000 808,000/0.7 599,000/0.5
CBS "Late Late Show" 1,396,000 682,000/0.6 534,000/0.4
NBC "Late Night" 1,525,000 765,000/0.6 651,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 04/15/13, 4/8/13 and 4/16/12. ABC, CBS and NBC program averages (1/7 - 4/21/13), excludes 1/7/13 telecast of "Nightline." Year-ago averages (1/10 - 4/22/12).

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