“Nightline” is #1 Show in Time Period For Week of May 26 – Wins Week in Total Viewers Last 7 of 9 Weeks

By Alyssa Bernstein

Jun 5, 2014 2:04pm

 ”Nightline” Friday is Week’s #1 Telecast in Total Viewers 

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

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC News’ “Nightline” won the week in Total Viewers (1.466 million) for the week of May 26, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research.  “Nightline” defeated NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 53,000 Total Viewers and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 238,000 Total Viewers.   Further, the ABC program has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers 7 of the last 9 weeks.   

“Nightline” also led CBS’ “The Late Late Show” in both Adults 25-54 (+111,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000) for the 7th week in a row

“Nightline” was up versus to the same week last year (1.448 million and 610,000, respectively, on w/o 5/27/13) in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 25-54 (+2%).

“Nightline” owned the No. 1 telecast of the week in Total Viewers with its Friday airing (1.769 million on 5/30/14), beating all telecasts of the week of both NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” The ABC program has staked claimed to the week’s top telecast in 6 of the last 7 weeks.

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+237,000), Adults 25-54 (+72,000) and Adults 18-49 (+35,000).

Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday (5/26/14), all three programs were coded specials and are excluded from the averages.

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 May 26, 2014:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54 (000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC ”Nightline” 1,466,000 621,000/0.5 446,000/0.4
CBS “Late Late Show” 1,228,000 510,000/0.4 394,000/0.3
NBC “Late Night” 1,413,000 726,000/0.6 610,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/26/14, 5/19/14 and 5/27/13.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 6/1/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 6/2/13).  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013.  NOTE: NBC aired “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on w/o 5/27/13.

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