or


[10/08/09 - 10:37 AM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers 15 Weeks in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of September 28, 2009

"NIGHTLINE" BESTS "TONIGHT SHOW" IN TOTAL VIEWERS 15 WEEKS IN A ROW ~ FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS

"NIGHTLINE" TIES "TONIGHT" IN ADULT 18-49 RATING

"NIGHTLINE" GROWS +10% AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS YEAR TO YEAR WHILE "TONIGHT SHOW" DECLINES -43%

ABC News' "Nightline" placed second among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the week of September 28, 2009, according to Nielsen Media Research. This marks the 15th consecutive week "Nightline" outperformed NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien." The last time "Nightline" outperformed "Tonight" 15 weeks in a row in Total Viewers was in 1994. Additionally, "Nightline" tied "Tonight" in the Adults 18-49 rating and shrank the A18-49 gap with NBC by 84% compared to the same week last year.

"Nightline" continues to experience growth compared to last year. The program grew +10% among Total Viewers versus the same week last year, as "Tonight" declined -43%. Among Adults 25-54 "Nightline" increased +1%, while "Tonight" declined -23% and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" declined -2%. Among A18-49, "Nightline" grew +1%; "Tonight" declined -12% and "Letterman" declined -4%.

Season to date, "Nightline" is up 7% among Total Viewers, while "Tonight" declined -47% among Total Viewers, -30% among Adults 25-54 and -21% among Adults 18-49.

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 September 28, 2009)

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

ABC "Nightline" 3,970,000 1,680,000/ 1.3 1,400,000/ 1.1

CBS "Late Show" 4,420,000 1,690,000/ 1.4 1,370,000/ 1.0

NBC "Tonight" 2,670,000 1,500,000/ 1.2 1,440,000/ 1.1

Source: NTI Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers - Wks. of 9/28/09, 9/21/09 & 9/29/08 Live +SD. STD: Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD 9/21/09-10/4/09 vs. 9/22/08-10/5/08





  [october 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
[04/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Travel Channel Hits Highest-Rated April in Three Years Among P25-54
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/28/16 - 08:17 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest-Rated and Most-Watched April Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 05:51 AM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched April
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/27/16 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Race in Viewers, Demos
"The Voice," "Chicago Med" and "Chicago Fire" are the night's top three draws among adults 18-49.

[04/26/16 - 11:36 AM]
Warriors-Rockets Game 4 on ABC: Most-Watched First Round NBA Playoffs Game in 14 Years
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/26/16 - 11:01 AM]
"Saints & Sinners" Season Finale Becomes Bounce TV's Most-Watched Program Ever
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Blindspot"
"Blindspot" posts week-to-week and year-to-year gains for the Peacock.

[04/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos in Modest Race
"Once Upon a Time" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[04/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Warriors-Rockets Game 4 on ABC Matches Highest Overnight Rating for First Round NBA Playoffs Game in 12 Years (Any Network)
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/25/16 - 08:01 AM]
"Better Call Saul" Ends Second Season Solidified as One of Television's Most Acclaimed and Highly Rated Dramas
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/24/16 - 09:19 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Top Demo Race for NBC
Coverage of St. Louis at Chicago leads the night among adults 18-49.

[04/24/16 - 08:34 AM]
"SNL" Tribute to Prince Ranks #1 for the Night in the Metered Markets; Stanley Cup Hockey Wins Primetime in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 23.

[04/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Modest Demo Race with "20/20"
The Alphabet's Prince-themed installment tops the night among adults 18-49.

[04/23/16 - 08:43 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Delivers a 10-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 22.