ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Remains No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 for Third Week in a Row

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Remains No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 for Third Week in a Row

Oct. 13, 2020

 

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of Oct. 5, 2020

 

ABC NEWS’ ‘NIGHTLINE’ REMAINS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49 FOR THIRD WEEK IN A ROW

 

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Holds Top Spot in Total Viewers and Both Key Adult Demos Versus CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ and NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

 

‘Nightline’ Is Outdelivering CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ and NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ by Its Largest Margins Ever in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

 

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (922,000), Adults 25-54 (344,000) and Adults 18-49 (270,000) for week of Oct. 5, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” defeated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (908,000, 239,000 and 166,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+14,000), Adults 25-54 (+105,000) and Adults 18-49 (+104,000).

 

In addition, “Nightline” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (880,000, 248,000 and 181,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+42,000), Adults 25-54 (+96,000) and Adults 18-49 (+89,000).

 

Season to date, “Nightline” (978,000, 706,000 and 551,000, respectively) ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (926,000, 239,000 and 172,000, respectively) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (993,000, 292,000 and 199,000, respectively). In fact, this marks the first time ever that “Nightline” is taking the top spot in both key Adult demos versus CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

 

“Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by its largest season margins ever at this point of the season in Adults 25-54 (+112,000) and Adults 18-49 (+97,000) since the two programs aired in their current time slots – since the 2015-2016 season.

 

In addition, “Nightline” is outperforming NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the first time ever at this point of the season in Adults 25-54 (+59,000) and Adults 18-49 (+70,000) since the two programs aired in their current time periods – since the 2014-2015 season.

 

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included an investigation into the murder of American journalist Halla Barakat and her mother, Orouba; the latest on President Trump’s COVID diagnosis, an in-depth look at communities and individuals confronting their respective racist pasts; an exclusive interview with Judge Esther Salas and a recap and analysis of the vice presidential debate.

 

NOTE: On Friday (10/9/20), a repeat telecasts of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Seth Meyers-SM.” The retitled telecast is not be included in the weekly and season averages. NBC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Monday-Thursday).

 

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 ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

 

Week of Oct. 5, 2020:

 

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 

ABC’s “Nightline”                                   922,000                344,000/0.3            270,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                     908,000                239,000/0.2             166,000/0.1

NBC’s “Late Night”                                  880,000                248,000/0.2            181,000/0.1

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 10/5/20), Previous Week (w/o 9/28/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 10/7/19). Most Current: 2020 -2021 Season (9/21-10/11/19) and 2019 -2020 Season (9/23-10/13/19).Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Prior to 8/31/20, ratings do not include OOH viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.

 

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