“Nightline” is #1 Show For Week of June 2 – Wins Week in Total Viewers 8 out of Last 10 Weeks

By Alyssa Bernstein

Jun 12, 2014 12:05pm

 ”Nightline” Outperforms CBS’ “The Late Late Show” by Largest Margin Ever in Adults 25-54 

“Nightline” Delivers Double-Digit Gains Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year in All Three Key Demos 

Season to Date, “Nightline” Leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show” in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49  

For the 3rd consecutive week, ABC News’ “Nightline” won the week in Total Viewers (1.718 million) for the week of June 2, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “Nightline” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 163,000 Total Viewers and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 439,000 Total Viewers.   Further, the ABC program has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers 8 of the last 10 weeks.   

“Nightline” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Late Show” by its largest margin ever in Adults 25-54 (+297,000) and 2nd-largest ever in Adults 18-49 (+250,000).

“Nightline” turned in double-digit gains week to week (1.466 million, 621,000 and 446,000 on w/o 5/26/14) in Total Viewers (+17%), Adults 25-54 (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+36%).  In fact, “Nightline” attracted its largest Adults 18-49 audience in nearly 1 year, while posting its best Adults 25-54 performance in nearly 6 months – since w/o 6/17/13 and w/o 12/16/13, respectively.

For the 2nd time in the last 3 weeks, “Nightline” built on the year-ago week (1.455 million, 646,000 and 515,000 on w/o 6/3/13) in all 3 measures: Total Viewers (+18%), Adults 25-54 (+17%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%).

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+242,000), Adults 25-54 (+78,000) and Adults 18-49 (+40,000).  

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 June 2, 2014:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC ”Nightline” 1,718,000 756,000/0.6 607,000/0.5
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,279,000 459,000/0.4 357,000/0.3
NBC “Late Night” 1,555,000 803,000/0.7 743,000/0.6

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/2/14, 5/26/14 and 6/3/13.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 6/8/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 6/9/13).  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013.

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