via press release:

“Nightline” is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers


“Nightline” Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 16 of Last 18 Weeks and Season to Date


“Nightline” Posts Double Digit Year to Year Increases in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54

and Adults 18-49


For the 2nd week in a row, ABC News’ “Nightline” won in Total Viewers (1.734 million) for the week of February 16, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. The ABC News late program has taken the top spot in Total Viewers in 16 of the past 18 weeks.  “Nightline led CBS’ “The Late Late Show” (+497,000) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (+52,000). 


“Nightline” posted double-digit increases year to year (1.339 million, 622,000, and 447,000, respectively, on w/o 2/17/14) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+29%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).


“Nightline” held the week’s top telecast with its Thursday airing (2/19/15) in Total Viewers (2.108 million), beating every telecast of the week of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”   


Season to date, ABC News’ “Nightline” ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.704 million), outdelivering CBS’ average of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”/”The Late Late Show”/”The Talk – After Dark” (+298,000) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (+148,000).   


NOTE: Due to President’s Day on Monday (2/16/15), ABC’s “Nightline” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were coded as specials and each telecast is excluded from the weekly averages.  ABC’s and NBC’s program averages are based on 4 days (Tues-Fri).


Thomas Lennon was the guest host for CBS’ “The Late Late Show” on Mon-Wed, Lauren Graham was guest on Thursday and Will Arnett was guest host on Friday.


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., ET 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 February 16, 2015:


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

ABC “Nightline”               1,734,000        696,000/0.6       504,000/0.4

CBS “The Late Late Show”      1,237,000        514,000/0.4       393,000/0.3

NBC “Late Night”              1,682,000        795,000/0.7       707,000/0.6



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/16/15, 2/9/15 and 2/17/14.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 2/22/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 2/23/14).  Averages based on regular telecasts.  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013.  *NBC’s year-ago week averages based on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” 

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