Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of November 12, 2012
"Nightline" is No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
"Nightline" Takes Top Spot in Late Night All 8 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 3rd Straight Year
For the week of November 12, 2012, ABC's "Nightline" finished as the No. 1 program in broadcast late-night for the 3rd week in a row in all three key measures, Total Viewers (3.868 million), Adults 25-54 (1.430 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.079 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. Further, "Nightline" has been the top late-night program in broadcast in all 8 weeks this season in viewers and in the key adult news demo.
"Nightline" turned in the most-watched latenight telecast (4.347 million) of the week on Monday (11/12/12), while airing the week's No. 1 telecast in Adults 25-54 (1.600 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.230 million) on Friday (11/16/12).
Season to date, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 among the late-night 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.
During the week of November 12th, "Nightline" kept viewers up to date on the Middle East conflict with reports from Israel and Gaza; reported the latest in the General Petraeus sex scandal; and featured reports on: a book that chronicles new details on Michael Jackson's private struggles; Barbara Walters' interview with Kirstie Alley; the police hunt for antivirus software pioneer, John McAfee; a little known yet deadly and widespread eating disorder; the team of researchers trekking across the globe on the hunt for Bigfoot; people adopting babies from Craigslist; the Arctic ice melt; and illegal animal trading.
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 12, 2012
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
ABC "Nightline" 3,868,000 1,430,000/ 1.2 1,079,000/ 0.9
CBS "Late Show" 3,108,000 1,229,000/ 1.0 929,000/ 0.7
NBC "Tonight Show" 3,220,000 1,226,000/ 1.0 927,000/ 0.7
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 11/12/12, 11/5/12 & 11/14/11. Most Current - 2011-2012 Season (9/24 - 11/18/12) and 2011-2012 Season (9/19 - 11/20/11).