For Seventh Straight Week, “Nightline” Beats CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

By ABCNewsPR

Jun 6, 2013 12:53pm

“Nightline” Improves ABC’s Year-to-Year Performance at 12:35 am in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%)

On Average in New Time Period, “Nightline” Continues to Improve ABC’s Year-to-Year Performance in Total Viewers (+7%)  

For the week of May 27, 2013, ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.448 million Total Viewers, 610,000 Adults 25-54 and 477,000 Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research.   For the 7th week in row, “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show” in Total Viewers (+127,000) and Adults 18-49 (+24,000).

“Nightline” was up over ABC’s numbers in the time-slot on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 25-54 (+3%) – 1.372 million and 590,000 on w/o 5/28/12.  “Nightline” has posted year-to-year Total Viewers gains in 3 of the last 4 weeks. 

On average in its new time period, “Nightline” has improved on ABC’s performance compared to the same weeks last year in Total Viewers (+7%).  In addition, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+142,000), Adults 25-54 (+27,000) and Adults 18-49 (+2,000).

On average in its new time period, “Nightline” has improved ABC’s performance compared to the same weeks last year in Total Viewers (+7%).  In addition, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+142,000), Adults 25-54 (+27,000) and Adults 18-49 (+2,000).

During the week of May 27th, “Nightline” reported live from Oklahoma as residents were once again being battered by deadly tornadoes; went with Diane Sawyer inside one of the country’s most dangerous high schools; aired Brian Ross’ investigation of the ex-mobster turned FBI informant who might be back to his life of crime; and introduced “Feed Frenzy” – a nightly look at the buzziest stories of the day.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. Juju Chang is a correspondent. Jeanmarie Condon is the executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 a.m., ET to 1:00 a.m. on the ABC Television Network.  Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday (5/27/13), all three programs were coded specials and are excluded from the averages.

Week of May 27, 2013:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS  A25-54(000)/Rtg  A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC ”Nightline” 1,448,000  610,000/0.5   477,000/0.4
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,321,000 613,000/0.5 453,000/0.4
NBC “Late Night” 1,478,000 700,000/0.6 561,000/0.4

Source:  The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/27/13, 5/20/13 and 5/28/12.  ABC, CBS and NBC program averages (1/7 – 6/2/13), excludes 1/7/13 telecast of “Nightline.”  Year-ago averages (1/10 – 6/3/12).

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