‘Nightline’ Scores a First in Late-Night Ratings Battle

Jun 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s "Nightline" has achieved a milestone in the late-night ratings, B&C reported. For the first time, "Nightline" ended the 2010-11 broadcast season as the highest-rated late-night show.

“Nightline” beat out CBS’s "Late Show With David Letterman" and NBC’s "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in total viewers, adults 25 to 54 years old and adults 18 to 49, the story says.

"Nightline" also ranked first in both adult demographic segments during the May sweeps period, marking another first for the newsmagazine, the story says. “Nightline” also won May sweeps in total viewers.

For the broadcast season, "Nightline" drew an average of 4.02 million total viewers, beating "Letterman’s” 3.55 million and "Leno’s” 3.87 million, the piece notes.

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