ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 2

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 2

July 10, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of July 2, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 2

‘Nightline’ Improves on the Year-Ago Week in Total Viewers and 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” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.127 million) during the week of July 2, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” (1.050 million) by 77,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” (997,000) by 150,000.

“Nightline” improved on the year-ago week (w/o 7/3/17) in Total Viewers (+1% – 1.127 million vs. 1.120 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 293,000 vs. 275,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+31,000 – 503,000 vs. 472,000) and Adults 18-49 (+33,000 – 382,000 vs. 349,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included the race to rescue a boys soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, a candid interview with comedian Kathy Griffin one year after her fall from grace, a visit to Staten Island with pop star Bebe Rexha and an inside look at Police Chief Laura Frizzo’s mission to track down a suspected female serial killer.

NOTE: Due to the July Fourth holiday week, “Nightline” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” were coded specials on Wednesday (7/4/18).  Each telecast was excluded from the averages.  In addition, CBS’ “The Late Late Show” was retitled from Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday, while NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM.” The weekly averages for ABC and CBS are based on four days (Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday).  

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 July 2, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,127,000              394,000/0.3            293,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,050,000              309,000/0.3            229,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                    997,000              406,000/0.3            306,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/2/18, 6/25/18and 7/3/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/8/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/9/17).  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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