‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 4th Week in a Row

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 4th Week in a Row

June 25, 2019

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of June 17, 2019

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 4th Week in a Row

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Year Over Year in Total Viewers and Adults 25–54

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 Adults 18-49 (289,000) for the 4th week in a row during the week of June 17, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.  “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (224,000) by 65,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (280,000) by 9,000.

“Nightline” slashed its margins from the same week last year (w/o 6/18/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (-59% – 29,000 vs. 71,000) and Adults 25-54 (-92% – 9,000 vs. 119,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+35,000 – 446,000 vs. 411,000) and Adults 18-49 (+30,000 – 330,000 vs. 300,000).

Stories reported on Nightline last week included an exclusive interview with a teenage shark attack survivor, the dark side of exotic wildlife held captive for tourist encounters, Ramy Youssef breaking the glass ceiling for the Muslim community, a behind-the-scenes look at “The Handmaids Tale,” Nik and Lijana Wallenda’s Times Square highwire walk training, OJ Simpson joining Twitter and an interview with Zion Williamson ahead of the NBA draft.

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 June 17, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,084,000              378,000/0.3            289,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,157,000              333,000/0.3            224,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,113,000             387,000/0.3            280,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 6/10/19), Previous Week (w/o 6/3/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 6/11/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18-6/16/19) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25/17–6/17/18). 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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