‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Demos for the Second Week in a Row

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Demos for the Second Week in a Row

June 13, 2017

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
Week of June 5, 2017

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Demos for the Second Week in a Row

‘Nightline’ Grows in All Key Demos for 3rd Straight Week, Scoring Its Strongest Numbers Across the Board in 1 Year

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most Watched Telecast in 1 Year and Best Performance in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in 2 Years on Wednesday, June 7

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.635 million), Adults 25-54 (725,000) and Adults 18-49 (606,000) for the 2nd straight week during the week of June 5, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

For the 3rd week in a row, “Nightline” turned in gains from the previous week (1.449 million, 596,000 and 462,000, respectively, for w/o 5/29/17) in Total Viewers (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+31%). “Nightline” scored its strongest numbers across the board in all three measures in 1 year – since w/o 6/13/16.

On Wednesday (6/7/17), “Nightline” (2.280 million 1.131 million and 1.064 million, respectively) turned in its most watched telecast in 1 year and best performance in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in 2 years – since 6/2/16, 6/11/15 and 6/16/15, respectively.

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+110,000 – 1.451 million vs. 1.341 million), Adults 25-54 (+37,000 – 545,000 vs. 508,000) and Adults 18-49 (+21,000 – 413,000 vs. 392,000).

Stories on Nightline last week included a breakdown of James Comey’s Congressional testimony, new details about the London bridge terror suspects, a journey to the coast of Norway to go face-to-face with endangered killer whales in the wild and interviews with rapper Big Sean and Tony Award-winning “Dear Evan Hansen” stars Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones.

NOTE: Due to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 on Thursday (6/8/17) NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” is excluded from the weekly averages.  NBC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Mon-Wed and Fri).

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is senior broadcast 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 June 5, 2017:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC ”Nightline”                                  1,635,000              725,000/0.6            606,000/0.5
CBS “The Late Late Show”                   1,262,000              418,000/0.3           315,000/0.2
NBC “Late Night”                                 1,285,000              532,000/0.4            417,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/29/17, 5/29/17and 6/6/16.  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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