ABC’s “Nightline” always fared well in the late night ratings under Ted Koppel’s reign. Looks like they’re still doing pretty well. Not only does the news show consistently beat Letterman, Nielson ratings show “Nightline” continues to cut Leno’s lead in the 25-54 demographic.
From the ABC News’ website:
Compared to the same week last year, “Nightline” cut the total viewing and Adults 25-54 gap with NBC by 73%. Week to week, “Nightline” cut the total viewing gap with NBC by 11% and the Adults 25-54 gap by -19%..