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[10/21/10 - 12:49 PM]
"Nightline" is #1 in Total Viewers, A25-54, and A18-49 for the Week for Two Consecutive Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 11-15.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of October 11, 2010

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, A25-54, AND A18-49 FOR THE WEEK FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

ABC News' "Nightline" is the number one program in Total Viewers (3.98 million), Adults 25-54 (1.68 million), and Adults 18-49 (1.31 million), outperforming CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "The Tonight Show" according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 11, 2010. This is the second week in a row "Nightline' has been the number one program in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49. Season-to-date, "Nightline" also ranks in first place in Total Viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. The last time this happened was during the 1995-96 season.

Week-to-week, "Nightline" grew the most in Total Viewers (+4%) and also improved among A25-54 (+3%). Nightline's demo and total viewing leads over "The Late Show" increased +56% and +54%, respectively, versus last week. Nightline's demo advantage over "The Tonight Show" increased +60% versus last year while the total viewing lead expanded +28% week-to-week.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. 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 October 11, 2010)

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

ABC "Nightline" 3,980,000 1,680,000/ 1.3 1,310,000/ 1.0

CBS "Late Show" 3,380,000 1,540,000/ 1.2 1,160,000/ 0.9

NBC "Tonight" 3,570,000 1,520,000/ 1.2 1,230,000/ 0.9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD weeks of 10/11/10, 10/4/10 & 10/12/09. Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for 9/20/10-10/17/10.





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