ABC News' NIGHTLINE Finishes 2017-18 Season, 3rd Quarter 2018 and Week of Sept. 17 Ahead of CBS' LATE LATE SHOW in Both Key Adults Demos

ABC News' NIGHTLINE Finishes 2017-18 Season, 3rd Quarter 2018 and Week of Sept. 17 Ahead of CBS' LATE LATE SHOW in Both Key Adults Demos

For the 2017-18 season, "Nightline" drew 1.343 million Total Viewers, 486,000 Adults 25-54 and 367,000 Adults 18-49. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 (+32,000 - 486,000 vs. 454,000) and Adults 18-49 (+30,000 - 367,000 vs. 337,000) during the season.

"Nightline" narrowed its Adults 18-49 margin with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" from the previous season (-13% - 100,000 vs. 115,000) to its closest ever over the NBC program - since the 2014-15 season.

3Q 2018:
ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.208 million Total Viewers, 418,000 Adults 25-54 and
310,000 Adults 18-49 during the 3 rd Quarter 2018, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" defeated CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (372,000 and 279,000, respectively) during the 3 rd quarter in Adults 25-54 (+46,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000) for the 4 th year in a row.

In addition, "Nightline" has beaten the CBS program in both key adult measures for the 3 rd consecutive quarter and in 13 of the 14 quarters that the two programs have aired in the timeslot - since 2Q15.

"Nightline" decreased its Adults 18-49 gap with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" from the year-ago quarter by 14% (91,000 vs. 106,000 for 3Q17) to its closest 3 rd quarter ever versus the NBC program - since 3Q14.

Week of September 17, 2018:
ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.188 million Total Viewers, 389,000 Adults 25-54, and
280,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Sept. 17, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (343,000 and 243,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+46,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37,000).

For the 3 rd straight week, "Nightline" posted week-to-week gains (w/o 9/10/18) in Total Viewers (+1% - 1.188 million vs. 1. 175 million), attracting its largest overall audience in 6 weeks - since w/o 8/6/18.

Stories on "Nightline" last week included the accusations of sexual misconduct against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh ; a look at Bolivia's hope that its salt flats will revolutionize its economy; a visit with "weed nuns" who put their faith in the healing powers and profits of cannabis ; the release of kidnapping SURVIVOR Elizabeth Smart's captor from prison; the accusations against Bravo TV star Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, who have been charged with drugging and raping two women; and an interview with Sally Field who shared for the first time the truth about
what she says was a childhood of dark uncertainties.

NOTE: On Monday (9/17/18), CBS' "The Late Late Show" was a repeat and the telecast was retitled to "The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC." The telecasts are excluded from the weekly averages. CBS' averages are based on four days (Tuesday-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.

2017-18 Season:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 1,343,000 486,000/0.4 367,000/0.3
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,356,000 454,000/0.4 337,000/0.3
NBC's "Late Night" 1,516,000 603,000/0.5 467,000/0.4
3 rd Quarter 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 1,208,000 418,000/0.3 310,000/0.2
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,232,000 372,000/0.3 279,000/0.2
NBC's "Late Night" 1,384,000 534,000/0.4 401,000/0.3
Week of Sept. 17, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 1,188,000 389,000/0.3 280,000/0.2
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,200,000 343,000/0.3 243,000/0.2
NBC's "Late Night" 1,326,000 521,000/0.4 405,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/17/18, 9/10/18 and 9/18/17. Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 - 9/23/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 - 9/24/17). Most Current - 3Q18: 7/2 - 9/23/18. 2Q18: 4/2 - 7/1/18. 3Q17: 6/26 - 9/24/17. Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. "Seth Meyers" premiered in February 2014. "James Corden" premiered in March 2015.

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