ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Week of Oct. 29

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Week of Oct. 29

Nov. 6, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Oct. 29, 2018

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Week of Oct. 29

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in All Key Measures

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins Week to Week
With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Adults 18-49 Gap Year Over Year With ‘Seth Meyers’ in Adults 18-49

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.253 million Total Viewers, 436,000 Adults 25-54, and 318,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Oct. 29, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.246 million, 394,000 and 287,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+7,000), Adults 25-54 (+42,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000).

“Nightline” improved week to week (1.197 million and 425,000, respectively, for w/o 10/22/18) in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%).

“Nightline” narrowed its margins week to week (w/o 10/22/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (-44% – 44,000 vs. 79,000) and Adults 18-49 (-14% – 48,000 vs. 56,000).

“Nightline” cut its Adults 18-49 gap year to year (w/o 10/30/17) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 18-49 (-44% – 48,000 vs. 86,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+60,000 – 468,000 vs. 408,000) and Adults 18-49 (+41,000 – 349,000 vs. 308,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams who are making their final push in the tight Georgia governor’s race, a group of Wisconsin dairy farmers sharing what issues they’ll be voting for, actor Mark Ruffalo and musician Dave Matthews advocating on behalf of North Dakota’s Native Americans’ right to vote, a former white supremacist about how to weaken hate online in the U.S., an interview with Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée who shared how she’s calling on Trump and other world leaders to ensure Khashoggi’s death is not covered up, the rabbi inside the Pittsburgh synagogue where a gunman opened fire and a look at Mr. Rogers’ real-life neighborhood.

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 Oct. 29, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,253,000              436,000/0.4            318,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,246,000              394,000/0.3            287,000/0.2     
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,297,000              504,000/0.4            366,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/29/18, 10/22/18 and 10/30/17. Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 11/4/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/5/17). 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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