ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures for the Week of November 20

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures for the Week of November 20

November 29, 2017

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of November 20, 2017

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures
for the Week of November 20

‘Nightline’ Improves Year Over Year in Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins With NBC in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Versus Previous Year

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.408 million Total Viewers, 509,000 Adults 25-54 and 395,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of November 20, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

“Nightline” turned in week-to-week gains (1.350 million, 475,000 and 373,000, respectively, for w/o 11/13/17) in all key target measures: Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%).

“Nightline” improved on the year-ago week in Adults 18-49 (+3% – 395,000 vs. 385,000 on w/o 11/21/16).

“Nightline” narrowed its year-to-year margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in both Adults 25-54 (-14% – 165,000 vs. 191,000) and Adults 18-49 (-35% – 149,000 vs. 230,000). 

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Total Viewers (+44,000 – 1.473 million vs. 1.429 million), Adults 25-54 (+27,000 – 542,000 vs. 515,000) and Adults 18-49 (+18,000 – 406,000 vs. 388,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included the first television interview with Caitlan Coleman Boyle, an American hostage mom freed after five years in captivity; a look back at Charles Manson, the notorious murderer and cult leader who died in prison at 83; an in-depth look at the Liberal Gun Club whose members support both the left and gun rights; an interview with The Washington Post reporter who broke the story of multiple women alleging sexual misconduct by Charlie Rose; and secrets from filmmakers Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley about the making of “Elf.”

NOTE: “Nightline”’s and CBS’s “The Late Late Show”’s weekly averages are based on three days (Monday–Wednesday), while NBC’s “Late Night”’s weekly averages are based on four days (Monday–Thursday). With Thanksgiving week, telecasts of “Nightline” and “The Late Late Show” on Thursday and Friday, and “Late Night” on Friday, were coded as specials and are excluded from the weekly averages.  

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. EST, 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 November 20, 2017:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                1,408,000              509,000/0.4            395,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                  1,460,000              532,000/0.4            398,000/0.3
NBC’s “Late Night”                               1,598,000              674,000/0.6            544,000/0.4
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 11/20/17), Previous Week (w/o 11/13/17) and Year-Ago (w/o 11/21/16). Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/26/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 – 11/27/16). 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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