In Night 2 of New Time Period 'Nightline' Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

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January 10th, 2013

via press release:

In Night 2 in New Time Period “Nightline” Ranks No. 1

in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54


Improves By Double Digits in Key Adult Demos Versus Night 1


On January 9, 2013, ABC’s “Nightline” drew 1.613 million Total Viewers, 756,000 Adults 25-54 and 549,000 Adults 18-49, according to Fast National Preliminary Live + Same Day Nielsen data.


In night 2 in its new time period, “Nightline” ranked No. 1 versus its CBS and NBC competition in Total Viewers and in the key Adults 25-54 demo, outperforming CBS’ “Late Late Show Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.466 million and 689,000, respectively) and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.606 million and 755,000, respectively). 


Compared to night 1 in its new time period, night 2 of “Nightline” saw increases of 13% in Adults 25-54 (756,000 vs. 669,000) and 18% in Adults 18-49 (549,000 vs. 464,000).


Versus ABC’s performance in the time period on the year-ago night (1/10/12), “Nightline” was up by 14% in Total Viewers (1.613 million vs. 1.412 million) and by 4% in Adults 25-54 (756,000 vs. 730,000).   


January 9, 2013


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

ABC “Nightline”               1,613,000                             756,000/ 0.6        549,000/ 0.4

CBS “Late Late Show”     1,466,000                             689,000/ 0.6        564,000/ 0.4

NBC “Late Night”              1,606,000                             755,000/ 0.6        631,000/ 0.5


ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. Juju Chang is a correspondent. Jeanmarie Condon is the Executive Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 a.m., ET to 1:00 a.m. 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.

  • GARebelman

    No common averages this time in the time period? You know, looking at that in the chart which is easier on the eyes than the spin, Fallon is doing well against Nightline. Probably beats Nightline handily at least tonight in the half hour.

  • Nick

    LMAO. It was only a half an hour and last place in the 18-49 demo.

    Pathetic. ABC screwed themselves over bigtime.

  • Gary Middleton

    No probably about it, GAR. Nightline is getting annihilated. But we knew that would happen. Who from Kimmel’s audience is sticking around for Nightline at 12:35 a.m.?

  • GARebelman

    Nobody from the looks of it. You should read Nightline’s facebook page. Everything they post now, it’s just fans whining about the time slot and how they aren’t going to bother watching anymore. I get the feeling it’s going to get canceled at some point.

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