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

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

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

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

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Largest News Demo Advantage Over
CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Nearly 6 Months

‘Nightline’ Posts Week-to-Week Gains Across the Board for the 2nd Straight Week Hitting a 5-Week Best in Adults 25-54 and 11-Week High in 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 (1.284 million) during the week of April 1, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.247 million) by 37,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.241 million) by 43,000. 

In addition, “Nightline” (447,000 and 329,000, respectively) led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (362,000 and 264,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+85,000) and Adults 18-49 (+65,000), turning in its largest news demo advantage in nearly 6 months – since w/o 10/15/18, based on original telecasts.
For the 2nd week in a row, “Nightline” posted gains week to week (1.192 million, 403,000 and 300,000, respectively, for w/o 3/25/19) in all key target demos Total Viewers (+8%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%). In fact, “Nightline” hit a 5-week best in Adults 25-54 and an 11-week high in Adults 18-49 – since weeks of 2/25/19 and 1/14/19, respectively.

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25–54 (+33,000 – 451,000 vs. 418,000) and Adults 18–49 (+21,000 – 329,000 vs. 308,000).

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included a visit to the border where families of migrants are being smuggled through treacherous conditions and risking their lives to reach the U.S.; actress and country singer Jana Kramer and her husband, Mike Caussin’s, first sit-down interview after they shared their story publicly of Caussin’s struggle with sex addiction; a look at rap star Nipsey Hussle’s legacy on the Crenshaw, California, community; a teacher’s battle to reclaim her dignity after a private photo of her was circulated and resulted in losing her job; details of Felicity Huffman and Louri Loughlin’s appearance in federal court; and interviews with global superstar Celine Dion and Gigi Gorgeous.
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. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

Week of April 1, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,284,000              447,000/0.3            329,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,247,000              362,000/0.3            264,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,241,000              475,000/0.4            351,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 4/1/19), Previous Week (w/o 3/25/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 4/2/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18-3/24/19) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25/18–3/25/18). 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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