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ABC's NIGHTLINE Ranks #1 in Total Viewers & Key Demos

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ABC's NIGHTLINE Ranks #1 in Total Viewers & Key Demos

ABC News' "Nightline" drew 1.621 million Total Viewers, 759,000 Adults 25-54 and 594,000 Adults 18-49 for the week of December 16, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research.

"Nightline" improved week to week in Adults 25-54 (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%) - 698,000 and 518,000, respectively, on w/o 12/9/13. In fact, hitting season highs, "Nightline" posted its strongest numbers in both key adult demos in 6 months - since w/o 6/17/13.

"Nightline" built on ABC's performance in the time period on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+9%), Adults 25-54 (+20%) and Adults 18-49 (+24%) - 1.481 million, 633,000, and 478,000, respectively, on w/o 12/17/12.

"Nightline" ranked No. 1 on Thursday (12/19/13) in Total Viewers (1.805 million), Adults 25-54 (941,000) and Adults 18-49 (742,000), versus CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.283 million, 566,000 and 450,000, respectively) and NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.676 million, 800,000 and 652,000, respectively). Further, "Nightline's" Thursday airing stood as its top Adult 25-54 telecast in 6 months - since 6/18/13.

On average in its new time period this season "Nightline" is up over ABC's performance compared to the same weeks last year in Total Viewers (+3%). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" across the board: Total Viewers (+194,000), Adults 25-54 (+78,000) and Adults 18-49 (+49,000).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Dan Harris, and Dan Abrams. Juju Chang is a correspondent. Jeanmarie Condon is the executive producer and Almin Karamehmedovic is senior broadcast producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:00 a.m., ET 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 December 16, 2013:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,621,000 759,000/0.6 594,000/0.5

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,510,000 614,000/0.5 527,000/0.4

NBC "Late Night" 1,973,000 937,000/0.8 783,000/0.6

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 12/16/13, 12/9/13 and 12/17/12. Most Current 2013-2014 Season (9/23 - 12/22/13) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24 - 12/23/12). All averages based on regular telecasts.


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