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

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

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Oct. 28, 2019

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

‘Nightline’ Slashes Year-to-Year Margins with NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ by
More Than Half In Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

Season-to-Date ‘Nightline’ Is Leading CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’
In Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Is Narrowing Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ by More Than Half in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Season to Date

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.077 million Total Viewers, 380,000 Adults 25-54 and 278,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of Oct. 28, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (357,000 and 271,000, respectively) by 23,000 Adults 25-54 and by 7,000 Adults 18-49.

“Nightline” slashed its year-to-year margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by more than half in Adults 25-54 (-57% – 29,000 vs. 68,000) and Adults 18-49 (-56% – 21,000 vs. 48,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+45,000 – 405,000 vs. 360,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000 – 292,000 vs. 261,000).

In addition, “Nightline” is slashing its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by more than half in both in Adults 25-54 (-68% – 24,000 vs. 74,000) and Adults 18-49 (-53% – 27,000 vs. 57,000) to its closest-ever performances in both key adult measures in the 6 season the two shows have aired in their respective time slots—since the 2014-15 season.

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included continuing coverage of the wildfires in California, a look inside the U.S. military operation that killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, the scandal surrounding former Rep. Katie Hill, a Colorado mom accused of murdering her 7-year-old daughter she claimed was terminally ill, the evolution of Halloween costumes that have made it the sexiest holiday of the year, “Balloon Boy” 10 years later and an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

NOTE: On Friday (11/1/19), NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” due to being encore telecast. The retitled telecast will not be included in the weekly or season averages. NBC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Mon-Thurs).

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 Oct. 28, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          

TOTAL VIEWERS

A25-54(000)/Rtg

A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC’s “Nightline”

1,077,000

380,000/0.3

278,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”

1,293,000

357,000/0.3

271,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”

1,137,000

409,000/0.3

299,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 10/28/19), Previous Week (w/o 10/21/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 10/29/18). Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23 – 11/3/19) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24 – 11/4/18). 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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