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


“Nightline” Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 15 of Last 17 Weeks and Season to Date

“Nightline” Posts Week to Week and Year to Year Increases in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49



ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.748 million) for the week of February 9, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  In fact, “Nightline” has won the week in Total Viewers in 15 of the last 17 weeks.  “Nightline outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show” (+348,000) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (+179,000). 


“Nightline” posted week-to-week gains (1.587 million, 652,000 and 497,000, respectively on w/o 2/2/15) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+10%), Adults 25-54 (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%).


“Nightline” improved on the same week last year (w/o 2/10/14) in Total Viewers (+12% – 1.748 million vs. 1.560 million) and Adults 18-49 (+3% – 531,000 vs. 517,000), seeing year-to-year, overall viewer gains for the last 3 weeks.


“Nightline” claimed the No. 1 telecast of the week with its Thursday airing (2/12/15) in Total Viewers (1.889 million) and Adults 18-49 (714,000), leading 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 (1.699 million), outdelivering CBS’ average of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”/”The Late Late Show”/”The Talk – After Dark” (+286,000) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (+150,000).   


Wayne Brady was the guest host for CBS’ “The Late Late Show” during the week.


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 9, 2015:


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

ABC “Nightline”               1,748,000        719,000/0.6       531,000/0.4

CBS “The Late Late Show”      1,400,000        527,000/0.4       390,000/0.3

NBC “Late Night”              1,569,000        724,000/0.6       610,000/0.5


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/9/15, 2/2/15 and 2/10/14.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 2/15/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 2/16/14).  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.”   



Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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