Nightline Up 14% YTD, Tops Letterman Again Last Week

By Chris Ariens 

ABC’s “Nightline” continues its growth. The news show is up season to date, first quarter to date, and year over year. Season to date, “Nightline” is up 14% in Total Viewers and 4% in A25-54 viewers. The program is also in second place in the younger demo, season to date.

Last week, with Leno and Letterman in re-runs, “Nightline” topped CBS’s “Late Show” in Total Viewers and in the demo.

Show Network A25-54 Total Viewers
Tonight Show NBC 1.82M 4.06M
Nightline ABC 1.60M 3.79M
Late Show CBS 1.50M 3.28M

Additionally, this past Monday night, Nightline got a boost from “The Bachelor” finale beating Letterman and Leno in the A25-54 demo in LPMs (Local People Meters in 21 U.S. markets). Letterman and Leno aired new shows Monday.