ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in Nearly 4 Months on Monday

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in Nearly 4 Months on Monday

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of October 1, 2018

 

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in Nearly 4 Months on Monday

 

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in

Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

 

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Margins Over the Previous Week With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Myers’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

 

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.231 million Total Viewers, 433,000 Adults 25-54, and 330,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Oct. 1, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (420,000 and 320,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+13,000) and Adults 18-49 (+10,000).

 

On Monday (10/1/18), “Nightline” delivered its most-watched telecast (1.476 million) in nearly 4 months – since 6/8/18.

 

“Nightline” narrowed its margins from the previous week (w/o 9/24/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in half in Adults 25-54 (-48% – 38,000 vs. 73,000) (-53% – 23,000 vs. 49,000) and Adults 18-49 (-53% – 23,000 vs. 49,000).

 

“Nightline” cut its Adults 18-49 gap year-to-year (w/o 9/24/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 43% (23,000 vs. 40,000).

 

Two weeks into the season, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+34,000 – 451,000 vs. 417,000) and Adults 18-49 (+21,000 – 339,000 vs. 318,000).

 

Stories reported on Nightline last week included the U.S.’s youngest face transplant recipient Katie Stubblefield; reactions to the aftermath of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate testimonies from a group of teens; the FBI’s investigation of Brett Kavanaugh and protests in D.C. following the report; supermodel Gisele Bundchen sharing her deeply personal journey to self-acceptance; an interview with Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and his ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere about co-parenting; a look back at the most memorable moments from Shark Tank; and a report on the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

 

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming. 

 

Week of Oct. 1, 2018:

 

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 

ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,231,000              433,000/0.4            330,000/0.3

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,338,000              420,000/0.3            320,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,307,000              471,000/0.4            353,000/0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/1/18, 9/24/18 and 10/2/17.  Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 10/7/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 10/8/17).  Averages based on regular telecasts. “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013. “Seth Meyers” premiered in February 2014. “James Corden” premiered in March 2015. 

 

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