ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Week of Nov. 26

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Week of Nov. 26

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Nov. 26, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the Week of Nov. 26

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in Adults 25-54

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Is Delivering Its Largest Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Advantages Over CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in 3 Years

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (449,000) and Adults 18-49 (321,000) during the week of Nov. 26, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

“Nightline” grew week to week in Adults 25-54 (+2% – 449,000 vs. 441,000 – for w/o 11/19/18).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+51,000 – 470,000 vs. 419,000) and Adults 18-49 (+33,000 – 348,000 vs. 315,000), posting its largest margins in both measures in 3 years – since the 2015-16 season.

Stories on “Nightline” last week included an exclusive interview with Ivanka Trump; a visit to the U.S.–Mexico border town of Brownsville, Texas, where some local residents are taking it upon themselves to patrol for migrants crossing the border while others give them aid; a first-hand look inside one of Texas’ largest mass casualty drills; the controversial signing of Washington Redskins’ Reuben Foster; new details released after Chris Watts plead guilty for killing his wife and their two daughters; an Instagram model accused of “blackfishing”; and an interview with Michael B. Jordan and his “Creed II” co-stars.

NOTE:  For the week, repeats of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM,” while repeats of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” were retitled to “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” on Monday and Tuesday. The telecasts are excluded from the season averages. CBS’ averages are based on three days (Wednesday–Friday).  

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EST, 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 Nov. 26, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,265,000              449,000/0.4            321,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,300,000              410,000/0.3            309,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,254,000              424,000/0.4            307,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 11/26/18, 11/19/18 and 11/27/17. Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24 – 12/2/18) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25 – 12/3/17). 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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