“Nightline,” which devoted their Friday show to Michael Jackson, outperformed both CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” according to Nielsen fast affiliate time period data. Friday marked the third night in a row Nightline came in first in Total Viewers.
Nightline – 4.193M Total Viewers
Tonight Show – 3.718M
Late Show – 3.089M