ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the 2nd Week in a Row

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the 2nd Week in a Row

Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of June 3, 2019

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the 2nd Week in a Row

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in Total Viewers

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Largest Overall Audience in 6 Months

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.333 million), Adults 25-54 (504,000) and Adults 18-49 (416,000) for the 2nd week in a row during the week of June 3, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“Nightline” increased in Total Viewer audience week to week (+2% – 1.333 million vs. 1.303 million for w/o 5/27/19), seeing its largest overall audience in over 6 months—since w/o 11/12/18.

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+31,000 – 445,000 vs. 414,000) and Adults 18-49 (+25,000 – 327,000 vs. 302,000).

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included the journey back to Normandy with a group of WWII veterans, the only joint interview with the cast of “Big Little Lies,” the disappearance of a Connecticut mom of five, a veteran fighting to clear his name after dating app scammers created hundreds of fake profiles with his stolen information, a look at police departments using new tools to interact with people with autism and mental illnesses, the impact of Broadway’s hit musical “The Prom” and a look at the rivalry on the court as two of the NBA’s top superstars face off for a coveted title.

NOTE: For the week, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “The Late Late Show-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” due to being encore telecasts. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the season averages.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is late-night television’s prestigious, award-winning news program featuring the most powerful, in-depth stories that shape our lives and the world around us. It 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. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

Week of June 3, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,333,000              504,000/0.4            416,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,152,000              364,000/0.3            261,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                    970,000              372,000/0.3            256,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 6/3/19), Previous Week (w/o 5/27/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 6/4/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18-6/9/19) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25/17–6/10/18). 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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