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[02/25/10 - 11:55 AM]
Nightline Is #1 Among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 15-19.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of February 15, 2010 For the Week of February 15, 2010

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49, OUTPERFORMING "LETTERMAN"

ABC News' "Nightline" was No. 1 among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, and Total Viewers, outperforming CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" for the week of February 15, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research. NBC's "The Tonight Show" was pre-empted due to the Winter Olympics.

For the season, "Nightline" also continues to rank second, besting "Tonight" among Total Viewers (3.93 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.59 million / 1.3 rating).

Last week "Nightline" reported on Tiger Woods' apology, the ongoing military effort to oust the Taliban from Marja, Afghanistan, and also featured an interview with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on their new film, "Shutter Island."

*Note: "Nightline" was based on a 4-day average (Tuesday-Friday).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir. John Donvan and Vicki Mabrey are correspondents. James Goldston is the executive producer. The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

(Week of February 15, 2010)

TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 3,350,000 1,530,000/ 1.2 1,290,000/ 1.0

CBS "Late Show" 3,260,000 1,380,000/ 1.1 1,040,000/ .8

NBC "Tonight" ***Pre-empted***

Source: The Nielsen Company. NTI (Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/15/10





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