“Nightline” is #1 Show in Time Period for Fourth Straight Week – Wins Week in Total Viewers 9 of Last 11 Weeks

By Alyssa Bernstein

Jun 19, 2014 1:16pm

 ”Nightline” Airs Week’s #1 Telecast in Total Viewers on Tuesday and in Adults 18-49 on Thursday

“Nightline” Outdelivers CBS’ “The Late Late Show” by Largest Margins Ever Across the Board 

“Nightline” Posts Double-Digit Adult 18-49 Increases Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year 

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

For the 4th week in a row, ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 for the week in Total Viewers (1.685 million) for the week of June 9, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research.   ”Nightline” has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers in 9 of the last 11 weeks.   

“Nightline” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show” by its largest margins ever in Total Viewers (+503,000), Adults 25-54 (+300,000) and Adults 18-49 (+306,000).

“Nightline” improved in Adults 18-49 (677,000) by double-digits both week to week (+12% – 607,000 on w/o 6/2/14) and year to year (+11% – 609,000 on w/o 6/10/13).  In fact, “Nightline” attracted its largest Adults 18-49 audience in nearly 1 year (since w/o 6/17/13) and 2nd-largest-ever since moving into its new time slot (January 2013).   

“Nightline” claimed the No. 1 telecast of the week in Total Viewers (1.890 million on Tuesday, 6/10/14) and Adults 18-49 (858,000 on Thursday, 6/12/14), outdrawing all telecasts of the week of both NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+248,000), Adults 25-54 (+83,000) and Adults 18-49 (+44,000).

NOTE: Due to the NHL Finals Game 5 on Friday (6/13/14), NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled “Late Night with Seth Meyers-6/13″ and is excluded from the average.  “Late Night’s” averages are based on 4 days (Mon-Thurs).

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 9, 2014:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC ”Nightline” 1,685,000 751,000/0.6  677,000/0.5
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,182,000 451,000/0.4 371,000/0.3
NBC “Late Night” 1,663,000 834,000/0.7 744,000/0.6

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/9/14, 6/2/14 and 6/10/13.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 6/15/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 6/16/13).  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013.

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