or


[08/30/12 - 12:48 PM]
"Nightline" No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 13-17.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of August 20, 2012

"Nightline" No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Friday Broadcast Is Late Night's Most-Watched Telecast of the Week in All Key Demos

"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Late Night Among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Season to Date

For the week of August 20, 2012, ABC's "Nightline" ranked as the No. 1 program in late night in Total Viewers (3.340 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.206 million), according to Nielsen Media Research.

Building on the previous week (3.198 million and 1.195 million, respectively, on w/o 8/13/12) in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 25-54 (+1%) for the 3rd week in a row, "Nightline" turned in its strongest performance in 4 weeks in both Nielsen measures - since w/o 7/23/12.

"Nightline's" Friday broadcast (8/24/12) stood as late night's most-watched telecast of the week in Total Viewers (4.073 million), Adults 25-54 (1.457 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.111 million).

Season to date "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in late night among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, ahead of both NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS' "The Late Show." This marks the 3rd straight season that the ABC program is taking the top spot in overall viewers and 2nd season in a row in the key adult news demo.

NOTE: On Friday, CBS' "The Late Show" was retitled due to NFL Preseason Football and is excluded from all averages.

Last week "Nightline" featured Josh Elliott's exclusive interview with former Penn State President Graham Spanier, Linsey Davis' journey to the Artic to track the elusive Narwhal, the fires in the West and shooting at the Empire State Building.

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 August 20, 2012

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

ABC "Nightline" 3,340,000 1,206,000/ 1.0 926,000/ 0.7

CBS "Late Show" 2,318,000 910,000/ 0.8 647,000/ 0.5

NBC "Tonight Show" 3,250,000 1,190,000/ 1.0 975,000/ 0.8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 8/20/12, 8/13/12 & 8/22/11, or as dated. Most Current: 2011-2012 Season (9/19/11 - 8/26/12) and 2010-2011 Season (9/20/10 - 8/28/11).





  [august 2012]  
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
[09/23/17 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Claims Demo Crown with "Dateline"
The Peacock tops the evening among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[09/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with "Gotham," "Orville"
Said duo combines to take the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/21/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Win Summer Finale Showdown
The Peacock holds off "Big Brother" on CBS and "MasterChef" on FOX.

[09/20/17 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Cruise to Victory
The Peacock easily tops the night among total viewers as well as adults 18-49.

[09/19/17 - 12:30 PM]
"Younger's" Fourth Season Marks Highest-Rated and Most-Watched in Series History
TV Land further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 12:02 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "DWTS" Return
The Alphabet's reality franchise is back on par with a year ago.

[09/18/17 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL on NBC, FOX Overshadow Emmys on CBS
The annual telecast is down 16% in early results among adults 18-49.

[09/17/17 - 09:06 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Continues Its Reign for ABC
The Alphabet once again wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/17 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Eye gets another bump on the night from a special edition of "Big Brother."

[09/15/17 - 02:28 PM]
Comedy Central's Eight-Day "South Park" Marathon Leads to Big Ratings and a Big Season 21 Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for the week of September 6-13.

[09/15/17 - 02:06 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Live+3 Ratings and Multi-Platform Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 10.

[09/15/17 - 11:01 AM]
Starz Original Drama Series "Outlander" Returned to Starz on Sunday Night to Record Viewership
Starz spins the numbers for Sunday, September 10.

[09/15/17 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Edges ABC for Demo Crown
The Alphabet gets a boost from its latest "Truth and Lies" special.

[09/14/17 - 02:05 PM]
"Broad City's" 4th Season Premiere Scores Highest Ratings Since Its Series Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 13.