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Nightline Tops Letterman For Third Straight Week

ABC’s “Nightline” outperformed CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman among Total Viewers and the A5-54 demo for the third week in a row during the week of September 8.

Helped by strong numbers on Thursday and Friday for the interview with Gov. Sarah Palin, “Nightline” continues to increase during the third quarter while both CBS and NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno have declined.

Show Network A25-54 Total Viewers
Nightline ABC 1.71M 3.72M
Late Show CBS 1.44M 3.37M

> Update: An emailer notes Letterman was in re-runs during the week of September 8.

> Update, update: Letterman was not in re-runs during this week.

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