ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of Oct. 8

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of Oct. 8

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Oct. 8, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of Oct. 8

‘Nightline’ Posts Double-Digit Increases Week to Week Across the Board and Its Strongest Numbers in More Than 4 Months

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Strongest Telecast in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in
6 Months, After the 2018 NBA Finals-led Broadcasts

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 (1.371 million), Adults 25-54 (484,000), and Adults 18-49 (374,000), during the week of Oct. 8, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

“Nightline” posted double-digit increases week to week (1.231 million, 433,000 and 330,000, respectively, for w/o 10/1/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+11%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%), turning in its strongest numbers in more 4 months – since w/o 6/4/18.

“Nightline” improved on the same week last year in Adults 18-49 (+5% – 374,000 vs. 355,000 – for w/o 10/9/18).

Excluding the 2018 NBA Finals-led broadcasts, “Nightline” turned in its strongest telecasts in Adults 25-54 (572,000 on 10/10/18) and Adult 18-49 (439,000 on 10/9/18) in 6 months – since 4/19/18.

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+50,000 – 468,000 vs. 418,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37,000 – 355,000 vs. 318,000).

Stories on “Nightline” last week included reports from Florida where Hurricane Michael left destruction, Matthew Shepard‘s parents who reflected on how their son’s murder was pivotal in the gay rights movement, Atlanta rapper T.I. who talked about his career and giving back, the rise of the Instagram playground at Refinery29’s 29Rooms, Taylor Swift urging Americans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections and a look at how Dua Lipa became one of pop music’s biggest breakout stars.

NOTE:  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” were 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 Oct. 8, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,371,000              484,000/0.4            374,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,170,000              398,000/0.3            281,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,214,000              492,000/0.4            360,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/8/18, 10/1/18 and 10/9/17. Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24 – 10/14/18) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25 – 10/15/17). 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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