“Nightline” Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for 3rd Straight Week and 4th Time in 5 Weeks

By ABCNewsPR

May 8, 2014 1:04pm

ABC Program Sees Double-Digit Gains Week to Week in All Measures, Scoring a Season High in Total Viewers and Largest Overall Audience in Nearly a Year 

“Nightline” Gains in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Versus Same Week Last Year

ABC News’ “Nightline” drew 1.774 million Total Viewers, 746,000 Adults 25-54 and 548,000 Adults 18-49 for the week of April 28, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research. The ABC late night program ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 3rd straight week and 4th time in the last 5 weeks.  “Nightline” led NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 77,000 viewers and CBS’ “The Late Late Show” by 354,000 viewers.  In addition, “Nightline” beat NBC’s “Late Night” by its largest Total Viewer advantage ever during a week of original telecasts. 

“Nightline” saw double-digit gains week to week (1.559 million, 635,000 and 490,000 on w/o 4/21/14) in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+17%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%).  In fact, “Nightline” scored a season high in Total Viewers, drawing its largest overall audience in nearly 1 year – since w/o 5/6/13.  Further, “Nightline” saw its best news demo performance since December – since w/o 12/16/13.   

For the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks, “Nightline” was up across-the-board compared to the same week last year (1.558 million, 690,000 and 512,000 on w/o 4/29/13) in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%).

For the 3rd consecutive week, “Nightline” aired the No. 1 telecast of the week in Total Viewers (2.076 million on Monday, 4/28/14), beating all of the week’s telecasts of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show.” 

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+227,000), Adults 25-54 (+68,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000).

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Dan Abrams, and Juju Chang. Almin Karamehmedovic is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:00 a.m., ET 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.

Week of April 28, 2014:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC ”Nightline” 1,774,000 746,000/0.6 548,000/0.4
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,420,000 589,000/0.5 453,000/0.4
NBC “Late Night” 1,697,000 847,000/0.7 771,000/0.6

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/28/14, 4/21/14 and 4/29/13.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 5/4/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 5/5/13).

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