‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for 7th Consecutive Week

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for 7th Consecutive Week

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Feb. 3, 2020

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and
Adults 18-49 for 7th Consecutive Week

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Year Over Year 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, Outpacing the CBS Program for the 5th Season in a Row

‘Nightline’ Is Cutting Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ for the 3rd Season in a Row in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, Posting Its Closest-Ever Adult 18-49 Performance
in 6 Seasons

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.021 million Total Viewers, 333,000 Adults 25-54 and 249,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of Feb. 3, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (284,000 and 197,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+49,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000) for 7th consecutive week.

“Nightline” cut its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” from the same week last year in Adults 25-54 (-12% – 82,000 vs. 93,000) and Adults 18-49 (-20% – 53,000 vs. 66,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+27,000 – 386,000 vs. 359,000) and Adults 18-49 (+17,000 – 276,000 vs. 259,000), leading the CBS program in both key Adult demos in all 5 seasons that the two programs have aired in their respective time periods—since the 2015-2016 season.

In addition, “Nightline” is cutting its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the 3rd season in a row in both Adults 25-54 (-35% – 60,000 vs. 92,000) and Adults 18-49 (-41% – 43,000 vs. 73,000), posting its closest-ever Adults 18-49 performance in the 6 seasons the two shows have aired in their respective time slots—since the 2014-2015 season.

Last week “Nightline” had coverage of the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union address, the Senate’s vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, ABC News’ Democratic Debate in New Hampshire, and interviews with Shannon Doherty and Diane Keaton.

NOTE: On Friday (2/7/20), repeat telecast of CBS “The Late Late Show” was retitled to “The Late Late Show-JC.” The telecasts are not included in the weekly averages. CBS’ 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. EST on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

Week of Feb. 3, 2020:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,021,000           333,000/0.3            249,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,157,000           284,000/0.2            197,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,143,000           415,000/0.3            302,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 2/3/20), Previous Week (w/o 1/27/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 2/3/19). Season to date, Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-2/9/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-2/10/19). 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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