Late-Night Race Getting Tight

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By kevin

nightline.jpgThings are getting closer at 11:35, with the gaps between NBC’s “Tonight” show, ABC’s “Nightline,” and CBS’ “Late Show” shrinking once again.

The time slot’s lone news program, “Nightline,” was second across the board once again, growing week-to-week in total viewers and the demos and cutting the gap with Jay Leno -21%. David Letterman saw the most week-to-week growth, while NBC was down again.

The numbers for the week of May 3:

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Tonight Show NBC 3.98M 1.79M 1.46M
Nightline ABC 3.71M 1.60M 1.31M
Late Show CBS 3.54M 1.56M 1.23M