ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of April 2

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of April 2

April 10, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of April 2, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of April 2

‘Nightline’ Delivers Week-to-Week and Year-Over-Year Improvements
Across the Board

‘Nightline’ Slashes Nearly All of Its Year-to-Year Gaps With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

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

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.340 million), during the week of April 2, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show-JC-ENC” (1.061 million) by 279,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.297 million) by 43,000.

“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.255 million, 472,000 and 352,000, respectively, for w/o 3/26/18) in Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%).

For the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks, “Nightline” posted gains year to year (1.264 million, 489,000 and 361,000, respectively, for w/o 4/3/17) across the board: Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+8%).

“Nightline” slashed nearly all of its year-to-year gaps with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 25-54 (-91% – 9,000 vs. 97,000) and Adults 18-49 (-89% – 11,000 vs. 104,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” across the board: Total Viewers (+7,000 – 1.419 million vs. 1.412 million), Adults 25-54 (+27,000 – 521,000 vs. 494,000) and Adults 18-49 (+28,000 – 395,000 vs. 367,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included the rescue of Jesse Hernandez who fell through a wooden plank and washed away into a network of drainage pipes in Los Angeles; a feature on how a figure skating program is helping young women of color fight discrimination; interviews with three cancer survivors suing an Ohio fertility clinic after a storage malfunction compromised more than 4,000 eggs and embryos; what was said to so-called “affluenza teen” Ethan Couch the day before his release; a deeper look into the life of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after his death; and an analysis on what happened before a female suspect carried out her attack on YouTube’s campus.

NOTE: For the week, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “The Late Late Show –JC-ENC.” 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 April 2, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,340,000              512,000/0.4            389,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,061,000              353,000/0.3           259,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,297,000              521,000/0.4            400,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/2/18, 3/26/18 and 4/3/17. Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 4/8/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 4/9/17). 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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