ABC News continues to crow about "Nightline" closing in on the strike-shuttered CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," but its numbers also show the late-night talk shows - in reruns since the writers struck Nov. 5 - still drawing more viewers in reruns than "Nightline" is in originals.
Last week, Leno's reruns averaged 4.08 million viewers, and Letterman's 4.05 million, while "Nightline" drew 3.74 million.
Among the 25- to 54-year-olds that news shows like "Nightline" target, the most - some 2 million - were tuned to Dave.
I'd bet against Rosie
Don Imus is among "Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People" of 2007.
Though he's not the most fascinating, since that mystery man or woman will be announced on the program Thursday (10:02 p.m., Channel 6).
Others on Walters' radar: David and Victoria Beckham (really?), former President Bill Clinton, MySpace founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Hudson.
Lacerations to 'Lipstick'
Starting Feb. 7, "Lipstick Jungle" will replace "ER," NBC said last week in what the Hollywood Reporter called "a strike-related scheduling move." *