‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week By Double Digits in All Key Target Measures for the Week of March 5

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week By Double Digits in All Key Target Measures for the Week of March 5

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of March 5, 2018

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week By Double Digits in All Key Target Measures
for the Week of March 5

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Total Viewers,
Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Delivers Closest Total Viewer Performance Against
NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ in Four Months, Coming Within 10,000 Overall Viewers

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

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.334 million Total Viewers, 502,000 Adults 25-54 and 383,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of March 5, 2018 based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.278 million, 444,000 and 314,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+56,000), Adults 25-54 (+58,000) Adults 18-49 (+69,000).
“Nightline” ran neck and neck in Total Viewers with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” during the week as only 10,000 overall viewers separated the two programs (1.334 million vs. 1.344 million). In fact, “Nightline” turned in its closest Total Viewer performance with the NBC program in 4 months – since w/o 11/6/17, based on original telecasts. 

For the 2nd week in a row, “Nightline” saw week to week gains (1.214 million, 435,000 and 338,000, respectively, for w/o 2/26/18) in Total Viewers (+10%), Adults 25-54 (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+18,000 – 519,000 vs. 501,000) and Adults 18-49 (+23,000 – 394,000 vs. 371,000).

Stories reported on Nightline last week included an in-depth look at how one woman’s affair turned into a nightmare of cyber-stalking; Juju Chang’s visit to South Korea meeting North Korean defectors who fled south and have tried to send information back home about life outside of the repressive regime; a feature on three women running for office in Texas who were first time candidates and could make history if they won; a breakdown of the latest details of Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against President Trump and what it could mean for him; and a sit down with Meghan McCain who talked about politics, becoming a co-host of “The View” and her father John McCain’s health.

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 March 5, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                1,334,000              502,000/0.4            383,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                  1,278,000              444,000/0.4            314,000/0.2
NBC “Late Night”                                  1,344,000              559,000/0.5            434,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Current Week (w/o 3/5/18), Previous Week (2/26/18) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/6/17).  Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 3/11/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 3/12/17).  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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