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ABC's NIGHTLINE is #1 in Total Viewers for July Sweep

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ABC's NIGHTLINE is #1 in Total Viewers for July Sweep

"Nightline" ranked No. 1 for the 2014 July Sweep in Total Viewers (1.514 million), winning its first July sweep in its new time slot, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" led NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by 33,000 Total Viewers and CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by 222,000 Total Viewers. "Nightline" has won the last 2 sweeps periods after also winning May 2014.

In addition, "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show" by 146,000 Adults 25-54 and by 95,000 Adults 18-49. In fact, for the 2013-14 season, "Nightline" has beaten the CBS program in all 4 sweeps periods in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 and in 3 of 4 in Adults 18-49.

"Nightline" improved on the year-ago sweep (1.413 million, 536,000 and 400,000, respectively, for July 2013) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+20%). In fact, "Nightline" drew the Net's largest overall July sweep audience in the time slot in 12 years - since July 2002. In addition, "Nightline" was the only program to post gains over the year-ago sweep, as both CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (-3%/-19%/-17%) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (-12%/-5%/-3%) turned in across-the-board losses.

Week of July 28, 2014

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.439 million Total Viewers, 556,000 Adults 25-54 and 446,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of July 28, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" during the week in Total Viewers (+328,000), Adults 25-54 (+184,000) and Adults 18-49 (+152,000).

For the 5th straight week, "Nightline" was up over the year-ago week (1.274 million, 527,000 and 395,000, respectively, on w/o 7/29/13) in Total Viewers (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%). "Nightline" was the only program to grow across all three measures as CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (-17%/-36%/-37%) was down by double-digits, while NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (-17%/-4%/+3%) was mixed.

"Nightline" owned the No. 1 telecast of the week (1.736 million on 7/28/14) with its Monday airing, beating every telecast of the week 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 (+248,000), Adults 25-54 (+91,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000).

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.



July 2014 Sweep:



PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 1,514,000 634,000/0.5 481,000/0.4

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,292,000 488,000/0.4 386,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,481,000 734,000/0.6 640,000/0.5



Week of July 28, 2014:



PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 1,439,000 556,000/0.5 446,000/0.4

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,111,000 372,000/0.3 294,000/0.2

NBC "Late Night" 1,447,000 744,000/0.6 657,000/0.5



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/28/14, 7/21/14 and 7/29/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 8/3/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 8/4/13). "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. NBC's year-ago week averages based on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Most Current: July 2014 Sweep (7/3-7/30/14), July 2013 (6/27-7/24/13) and May 2014 Sweep (4/24-5/21/14). Sweep periods (November, February, May and July). NOTE: Due to the digital transition, the 2009 February sweep was 3/5 - 4/1/09. Most Current data is the metric ABC has consistently used for many years to report and track quarterly, sweeps and season ratings. It measures all available viewership up to seven days after a program airs. Because there is a two-week lag for Nielsen in processing Live + 7 data, Most Current numbers include Live + 7 data and the two most recent weeks of Live + Same Day data.

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