Sweeps Sweet On Dave; ‘Spider’ Captures Kids

“Late Show With David Letterman” is heading toward its fifth consecutive sweeps win since premiering in August 1993, according to Nielsen daytime and fringe ratings through the week beginning Feb. 20.

The Fox Children’s Network closed out another easy sweeps win, its ninth in a row, led by “Spider-Man,” which preemed in February. FCN averaged a 6.6 rating, 25 share among children age 2-11 – with each of its eight programs for the first time out-rating all other shows in the daypart – compared with a 4.2/16 for ABC and CBS’ 3.4/13 during the same four hours.

CBS notched its 312th consecutive daytime victory.

For the most recent week, “Late Show” posted a 5.2/16 for its full hour and edged “Nightline” (5.4/15) in their common half-hour as well as “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (4.3/13).

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