‘Nightline’ First for Second Week in a Row

By Chris Ariens 

ABC’s “Nightline” was first again last week in Total Viewers and among both younger demos — A25-54 and A18-49.

With “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Show with David Letterman” in re-runs, and helped by news from the Gulf oil spill and game one of the NBA Finals on Thursday, “Nightline” ranked first for the week, averaging 3.79 million Total Viewers — up +18% over the same week last year.

(All three programs excluded Monday, Memorial Day, from the average.)

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 3.79M 1.63M 1.42M
Tonight Show NBC 3.45M 1.51M 1.26M
Late Show CBS 2.90M 1.28M 940K