ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the Week of July 1

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the Week of July 1

July 10, 2019

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of July 1, 2019

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the Week of July 1

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in Total Viewers

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 (1.046 million) and Adults 18-49 (239,000) during the week of July 1, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 
“Nightline” was up in Total Viewers week to week (+3,000 – 1.046 million vs. 1.043 million for w/o 7/1/19).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+30,000 – 440,000 vs. 410,000) and Adults 18-49 (+28,000 – 326,000 vs. 298,000).

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included a look at recent shark attacks and scares; “America’s Sexiest Vet” discussing using his skills on animals in underserved communities and remote areas; an interview with longtime Beyoncé choreographer Chris Grant; and an examination of the feud between Taylor Swift, her former record label and Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun.

NOTE: For the week, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were retitled due to being encore telecasts. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the season averages. In addition, “Nightline” was coded as specials on Thursday (7/4/19) and Friday (7/5/19) due to the 4th of July holiday. Each telecast is excluded from the weekly averages.  ABC’s averages are based on three days (Monday-Wednesday).

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 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 July 1, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,046,000            325,000/0.3            239,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                      927,000             252,000/0.2            178,000/0.1
NBC’s “Late Night”                                   886,000            327,000/0.3            235,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 7/1/19), Previous Week (w/o 6/24/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 7/2/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18 – 6/30/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/1/18). 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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