‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures for the Week of Nov. 5

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures for the Week of Nov. 5

Nov. 13, 2018

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

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures for the Week of Nov. 5

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

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Adults 18-49 Margin Week to Week With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

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 1.281 million Total Viewers, 447,000 Adults 25-54, and 339,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Nov. 5, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (406,000 and 306,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+41,000) and Adults 18-49 (+33,000).

“Nightline” posted week-to-week increases (1.253 million, 436,000 and 318,000, respectively, for w/o 10/29/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%).

“Nightline” narrowed its Adults 18-49 margin from the previous week with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (-10% – 43,000 vs. 48,000 for w/o 10/29/18).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+58,000 – 469,000 vs. 411,000) and Adults 18-49 (+40,000 – 349,000 vs. 309,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included voters speaking out on what issues that matter the most to them, a look at how misinformation campaigns and more threaten to meddle in the election process, the impact of Tuesday night’s midterm election results, the latest developments after a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the resignation of Jeff Sessions as the U.S. attorney general and an inside look into the life of legendary journalist Marie Colvin.

NOTE: On Tuesday (11/6/18), “Nightline” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” were pre-empted due to coverage of the mid-term elections.  “Nightline’s” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden’s” averages are based on 4 days (Mon and Wed-Fri).

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 Nov. 5, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,281,000              447,000/0.4            339,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,327,000              406,000/0.3            306,000/0.2     
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,364,000              531,000/0.4            382,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 11/5/18, 10/29/18 and 11/6/17. Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 11/11/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 11/12/17). 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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