ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of July 9

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of July 9

Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of July 9, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of July 9

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week Across the Board

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 (1.198 million), Adults 25-54 (438,000) and Adults 18-49 (332,000) during the week of July 9, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.127 million, 394,000 and 293,000, respectively, for w/o 7/2/18) in Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+31,000 – 503,000 vs. 472,000) and Adults 18-49 (+32,000 – 381,000 vs. 349,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included multiple reports from Thailand detailing the rescue efforts and recovery of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in Thailand’s longest cave; interviews with bulletproof clothing and accessory designers who see untapped potential in the U.S. market; a behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s latest obsession, the reality TV show “Love Island”; and an interview with the cast of “Skyscraper,” who discussed the experience of filming the thrilling story set in Hong Kong. 

NOTE: Due to coverage of the Supreme Court Justice announcement during prime time on Monday (7/9/18), “Nightline” was delayed and retitled to “ABC News: NL.” The telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. “Nightline”’s weekly averages are based on four days (Tuesday–Friday). In addition for the week, repeats of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” were retitled to “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM.” The telecasts are excluded from the season averages.  

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. EDT, 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 July 9, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,198,000              438,000/0.4            332,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,066,000              307,000/0.3            234,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                    962,000              382,000/0.3            269,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/9/18, 7/2/18 and 7/10/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/15/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/16/17). 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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