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[12/16/10 - 08:59 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 in Total Viewers and Among Adults 25-54 for the Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 6-10.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of December 6, 2010

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND AMONG ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE WEEK

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 SEASON TO DATE AMONG ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE AT LEAST 1993

ABC News' "Nightline" was the number one program in late night among Total Viewers (4.25 million) and among Adults 25-54 (1.73 million) according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 6, 2010. Also for the week, "Nightline" placed second among Adults 18-49 (1.30 million).

Season-to-date, "Nightline" ranks in first place among Total Viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. This is the first time "Nightline" has been in first place at this point in the season since at least the 1993-94 season when "Letterman" began on CBS.

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 December 6, 2010)

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

ABC "Nightline" 4,250,000 1,730,000/ 1.4 1,300,000/ 1.0

CBS "Late Show" 3,680,000 1,480,000/ 1.2 1,050,000/ 0.8

NBC "Tonight" 3,890,000 1,680,000/ 1.4 1,350,000/ 1.0

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD week of 12/06/10 . Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for Season-to-date (9/20/10 - 12/12/10).

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of December 6, 2010

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is Up Week to Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

"JKL" Tops CBS' "Ferguson" in Adults 18-49 for the 9th Time This Season

With Guests John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Crystal Castles, "JKL" Marks its Most-Watched Thursday in Nearly 6 Months

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of December 6, 2010, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" saw week-to-week increases in both Total Viewers (1.72 million vs. 1.65 million) and Adults 18-49 (701,000 vs. 636,000). In addition, "JKL" was up in viewers over the year-ago week (1.70 million on w/o 12/7/09), marking the 9th time in 12 weeks of year-to-year increases.

· For the 9th time this season, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in Adults 18-49 (701,000 vs. 631,000). "JKL" topped "Ferguson" by 11% in the key young adult demo, marking the second-largest margin of the season. In fact, a repeat of "JKL" on Friday (12/10/10) outperformed an original of "Ferguson" by 27% (725,000 vs. 573,000) in Adults 18-49.

· "JKL's" Thursday airing (12/09/10), which featured guests John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Crystal Castles, drew the ABC late night program's biggest audience on the evening in nearly 6 months (since 6/17/10) and its 4th-largest audience on any night this season. On that evening, "Kimmel" drew 10% more overall viewers than NBC's "Fallon" (2.09 million vs. 1.90 million) and 11% more than CBS' "Ferguson" (2.09 million vs. 1.87 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 12/6/10, or as dated. Comparisons based on 000s.





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