or


[08/27/09 - 12:30 PM]
Nightline Continues to Grow Significantly Year to Year
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of August 17, 2009

"NIGHTLINE" CONTINUES TO GROW SIGNIFICANTLY YEAR TO YEAR: +35% AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND+22% AMONG A25-54

"NIGHTLINE" INCREASES +18% IN TOTAL VIEWERS THIRD QUARTER TO DATE WHILE "TONIGHT SHOW" DECLINES -40%

For the ninth consecutive week ABC News' "Nightline" outperformed NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" among Total Viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of August 17, 2009. This marks the first time since 1995 "Nightline" has outperformed "Tonight" nine weeks in a row in Total Viewers. Additionally, among Adults 18-49, "Nightline" outperformed "Letterman" for second place. NBC's "The Tonight Show," which was in repeats, experienced the program's lowest Total Viewer averages since at least the 1991/ 1992 season, which is as far back as Nielsen records date.

"Nightline" continues to experience growth season to date, quarter to date, week to week and year to year. For the 33rd consecutive week, "Nightline" grew among Total Viewers. The program increased +35% versus the same week last year. Among Adults 25-54, "Nightline" grew +22% compared to the same week last year.

Quarter to date, "Nightline" is in first place among Total Viewers with 3.51 million, a growth of +18% vs. 2008 quarter to date, while "Tonight" has declined -40% in Total Viewers, -22% among A25-54 and -11% among A18-49.

Season to date, "Nightline" is solidly in second place with 3.77 million Total Viewers and 1.62 million Adults 25-54. The program is up +14% among Total Viewers, +3% among A 25-54 and +5% among A18-49. Please note: "Nightline" is based on a four-day average, Thursday is excluded.

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 Aug. 17, 2009) TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 3,360,000 1,340,000/ 1.1 1,110,000/ .8

CBS "Late Show" 3,410,000 1,370,000/ 1.1 1,070,000/ .8

NBC "Tonight" 2,470,000 1,380,000/ 1.1 1,280,000/ 1.0

Source: NTI - A25-54, Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers � Wks. of 8/17/09 & 8/18/08 Live +SD. QTD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 6/29/09-8/23/09 vs. 6/30/08-8/24/08. STD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 9/22/08-8/23/09 vs. 9/24/07-8/24/08





  [august 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Once Again Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Most Recent Original Premiere Marks 4th Consecutive Week with Top HH-Rated Movie of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
All Eyes Were on the 2016 "BET Awards" as 7.2mm Total Viewers Tuned in Across 12 Viacom Networks for the Premiere Telecast on Sunday, June 26
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/27/16 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Films' "O.J.: Made in America" Seen by More than 35 Million People
ESPN spins the numbers for the series to date.

[06/27/16 - 12:48 PM]
TV One's June 14 Episode of Docu-Series "Rickey Smiley for Real" Is Most Watched Episode of the Series Among Key Demos
TV One further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 14.

[06/27/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Lineup Opens on Top
The Alphabet's "$100,000 Pyramid" leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Alphabet's "In an Instant" and the Peacock's "U.S. Olympic Trials" coverage lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Ties for the Saturday Primetime Win as Men's Gymnastics Scores a 7-Week Slot High
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.