Jesse James Boosts ‘Nightline’ Over Letterman, Leno

Exclusive interview with Sandra Bullock’s unfaithful husband draws bigger audience than “Tonight Show” and “Late Night”

An exclusive interview with Sandra Bullock’s unfaithful husband, Jesse James, helped "Nightline" draw a whopping 6.8 million viewers, its biggest audience since March 21, 2003, according to Nielsen fast affiliate ratings.

ABC News’ late-night news show outdrew both NBC’s "The Tonight Show" and CBS’ "The Late Show With David Letterman."

In addition to drawing some 3 million viewers more than both "Tonight," which garnered 3.6 million viewers, and "Letterman," which drew 3.4 million, "Nightline" also posted a rare win over the shows in key demos.

"Nightline" recorded a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, compared to a 1.09 for Leno and a 0.91 for Letterman, and also beat the two talk shows in adults 25-54.

"Nightline" posted a 2.2, compared to a 1.4 for "Tonight" and a 1.2 for "Late Night."