ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of March 11

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of March 11

March 19, 2019

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of March 11, 2019  

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of March 11

‘Nightline’ Posts Its Largest Total Viewer Lead Over CBS and NBC in 4 Months

‘Nightline’ Scores Its Largest Overall Audience in 4 Months With Week to Week Gains in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in
Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

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 (1.307 million) during the week of March 11, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.239 million) by 68,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.232 million) by 75,000. In fact, “Nightline” posted its largest Total Viewer leads over both programs in 4 months – since w/o 11/12/18, based on weeks of original telecasts

“Nightline” (413,000 and 318,000, respectively) also beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (352,000 and 247,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+61,000) and Adults 18-49 (+71,000).  
  
“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.212 million and 297,000, respectively, for w/o 3/4/19) in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), drawing its largest overall audience in 4 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 – 453,000 vs. 422,000) and Adults 18–49 (+19,000 – 331,000 vs. 312,000).

Stories reported on Nightline last week included a comprehensive look inside the investigation of one of the most prolific bombers in U.S. history and never-before-seen details on how ATF agents and the FBI tracked down the Austin bomber; how the “Queen of Versailles” family hopes to spread awareness about the opioid epidemic after losing their daughter; the shocking details of parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, accused of participating in a bribery scheme to get their kids into top-tier colleges; a feature on the ladies of the all-female motorcycle club Caramel Curves; and the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her startup Theranos. “The Dropout” documentary is available to watch now on the ABC and ABC News website, the ABC News app, Hulu, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.

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.

Week of March 11, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,307,000              413,000/0.3            318,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,239,000              352,000/0.3            247,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,232,000              461,000/0.4            343,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 3/11/19), Previous Week (w/o 3/4/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/12/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18-3/17/19) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25/18–3/18/18). 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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