via press release:

“Nightline” is #1 for the Week in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49,

and Adults 25-54


“Nightline” Posts Best Adults 18-49 Performance in Two Years


“Nightline” Delivers Best Adults 25-54 Performance in Five Months


“Nightline” Outperforms CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

by Largest Margins Ever in All Three Measures


“Nightline” Grows Week-to-Week in Adults 25-54 (+12%), Adults 18-49 (+19%),

and Total Viewers (+6%)




ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in all key Adult demos: Total Viewers (1.632 million), Adults 25-54 (767,000) and Adults 18-49 (649,000) for the 2nd week in a row during the week of June 8, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “Nightline” has led in Total Viewers in 30 of the 38 weeks this season. 


“Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (+507,000, +384,000 and +352,000, respectively) by its largest margins ever in all three measures. In addition, “Nightline” outdelivered NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by its largest-ever Adults 18-49 advantage (+116,000).


For the 2nd week in a row, “Nightline” was up over the previous week (1.540 million, 682,000, and 593,000, respectively, on w/o 6/1/15) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+19%).  “Nightline” saw its best Adults 25-54 performance in more than 5 months (since w/o 11/24/14), while hitting a season high in Adults 18-49.    In fact, “Nightline” turned in its best Adults 18-49 number in 2 years (since w/o 6/17/13) and 2nd-best ever in its new time period.  


“Nightline” also built on the year-ago week (1.622 million, 721,000, and 644,000, respectively, on w/o 6/9/14) in all 3 measures: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).


“Nightline” scored its top Adults 25-54 (1.184 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.084 million) telecast ever in its new time slot with its Thursday airing (6/11/15).  


Season to date, ABC News’ “Nightline” ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.672 million), outdelivering CBS’ average of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”/”The Late Late Show”/”The Talk – After Dark/The Late Late Show with James Corden” (+266,000) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (+165,000) 


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 June 8, 2015:


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

ABC “Nightline”               1,632,000       767,000/0.6       649,000/0.5

CBS “The Late Late Show”      1,125,000       383,000/0.3       297,000/0.2

NBC “Late Night”              1,328,000       670,000/0.6       533,000/0.4



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/8/15, 6/1/15 and 6/9/14.  Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 – 6/14/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 6/15/14).   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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