“Nightline” is #1 in Total Viewers, Taking the Top Spot 13 of the Last 16 Weeks

By ABCNewsPR

Jul 24, 2014 2:53pm

“Nightline” is #1 in Total Viewers, Taking the Top Spot 13 of the Last 16 Weeks

 

 ”Nightline” Posts Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Increases in All Key Demos; Only Program to Grow Week-to-Week

 

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

 

 

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 for the week in Total Viewers (1.468 million) during the week of July 14, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research.  ”Nightline” has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers in 13 of the last 16 weeks.  “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 224,000 Total Viewers and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by 7,000 Total Viewers. 

 

“Nightline” posted week-to-week increases (1.371 million, 534,000 and 384,000 on w/o 7/7/14) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+25%) and Adults 18-49 (+25%), drawing its largest news demo audience in 5 weeks – since w/o 6/9/14.  In addition, “Nightline” was the only program to grow as both CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (-5%/-16%/-15%) and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (-4%/-12%/-14%) were down across the board.

 

For the 3rd straight week, “Nightline” saw year-to-year gains (1.241 million, 483,000 and 367,000, respectively, on w/o 7/15/13) in Total Viewers (+18%), Adults 25-54 (+38%) and Adults 18-49 (+28%).  “Nightline” also improved the most over the year-ago week in Total Viewers and was the only program to grow in the key adult demos as CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (+4%/-18%/-17%) was mixed, while NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (-15%/-12%/-11%) was down.

“Nightline” claimed the week’s No. 1 telecast in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 with its Friday airing (1.602 million and 792,000, respectively, on 7/18/14), beating all the week’s telecasts of CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

Season to date, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across the board: Total Viewers (+246,000), Adults 25-54 (+89,000) and Adults 18-49 (+48,000).  

ABC News’ “Nightline” received 13 News Emmy nominations.  The program 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. 

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. 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/14/14, 7/7/14 and 7/15/13.  Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 – 7/20/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 – 7/21/13).  “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013.  NBC’s year-ago week averages based on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

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