ABC News' NIGHTLINE Attracts Largest Overall Audience in 5 Weeks

ABC News' NIGHTLINE Attracts Largest Overall Audience in 5 Weeks

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.175 million Total Viewers, 421,000 Adults 25-54, 328,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Sept. 10, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (381,000 and 287,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+40,000) and Adults 18-49 (+41,000).

For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" improved on the previous week (w/o 9/3/18) in Total Viewers (+2% - 1.175 million vs. 1.155 million), attracting its largest overall audience in 5 weeks - since weeks of 8/6/18.

"Nightline" slashed its week-to-week margins with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by three-quarters in Total Viewers (-75% - 50,000 vs. 200,000), Adults 25-54 (-77% - 38,000 vs. 168,000) and Adults 18-49 (-78% - 27,000 vs. 121,000).

"Nightline" decreased its year-to-year gaps with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by double digits in Adults 25-54 (-24% - 38,000 vs. 50,000) and Adults 18-49 (-62% - 27,000 vs. 71,000).

Season to date, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 (+30,000 - 487,000 vs. 457,000) and Adults 18-49 (+30,000 - 369,000 vs. 339,000).

Stories on "Nightline" last week included live coverage of Hurricane Florence while the entire region was in a state of emergency, a report on the departure of CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves after being accused of sexual misconduct, Bob Woodward's new book "Fear," the couple accused of keeping GoFundMe donations that were intended for a homeless man, interviews with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper about working together in 'A Star Is Born,' and Brigitte Nielson who opened up about having a baby at 54.

NOTE: On Thursday (9/13/18), "Nightline" was pre-empted in the Pacific Time Zone and was coded as a breakout. The telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. "Nightline"'s averages are based on four days (Monday-Wednesday and Friday).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, 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 Sept. 10, 2018:

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

ABC's "Nightline" 1,175,000 421,000/0.4 328,000/0.3

CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,213,000 381,000/0.3 257,000/0.2

NBC's "Late Night" 1,225,000 459,000/0.4 355,000/0.3

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