ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 30

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 30

Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’

For Week of July 30, 2018 

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 30

‘Nightline’ Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week Across the Board and Draws Its Largest Overall Audience in 8 Weeks

‘Nightline’ Improves Year Over Year in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Cuts Its Adults 25-54 Margin With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ by 11% Week to Week

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Gaps with ‘Seth Meyers’ Year Over Year by Double Digits in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 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 (1.217 million) during the week of July 30, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.063 million) by 154,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.154 million) by 63,000.

“Nightline” (412,000 and 318,000, respectively) also beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (324,000 and 235,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+88,000) and Adults 18-49 (+83,000).   

“Nightline” posted double-digit, week-to-week gains (1.070 million, 369,000 and 278,000, respectively, for w/o 7/23/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%), drawing its largest overall audience in 8 weeks – since w/o 6/4/18.

“Nightline” improved year to year (1.110 million and 290,000, respectively, w/o 7/31/17) in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

“Nightline” cut its Adults 25-54 margin with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 11% (52,000 vs. 80,000). 

“Nightline” narrowed its year-to-year margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by double digits in Adults 25-54 (-45% – 52,000 vs. 95,000) and Adults 18-49 (-58% – 55,000 vs. 131,000). 

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+32,000 – 496,000 vs. 464,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000 – 375,000 vs. 344,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included an examination of “mommy-shaming”; the sentencing of Penn State frat member Ryan Burke in connection to criminal charges related to the death of Tim Piazza; the continuing protests in Minneapolis after no charges were filed in the fatal police shooting of Thurman Blevins; a report on suspected murderer Danueal Drayton who used dating apps to target his alleged victims; a look inside the effort to rescue, rehabilitate and return manatees to the wild; and an interview with radio host Dave Ramsey who went from rock-bottom debt to becoming a financial guru.

NOTE:  On Thursday (8/2/18), CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “The Late Late Show –JC-ENC.” The telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. CBS’ averages are based on four days (Monday–Wednesday and 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 30, 2018:

 

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

ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,217,000              412,000/0.3            318,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,063,000              324,000/0.3            235,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,154,000              464,000/0.4            373,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/30/18, 7/23/18 and 7/31/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 8/5/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 8/7/17). 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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