ABC News' NIGHTLINE Ranks No. 1 in All Key Target Demos for the Week of 10/16

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in all key target demos: Total Viewers (1.530 million), Adults 25-54 (547,000) and Adults 18-49 (416,000) during the week of October 16, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. Winning the first four weeks of the 2017-18 season in Total Viewers, "Nightline" is delivering its best-ever competitive start to a season in the time period - since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.

"Nightline" posted gains over the previous week (1.404 million, 489,000 and 355,000, respectively, for w/o 10/9/17) in Total Viewers (+9%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%), drawing its largest overall audience in 4 months - since w/o 6/5/17.

"Nightline" improved on the year-ago week (1.439 million and 408,000, respectively, for w/o 10/10/16) in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+2%).

"Nightline" had the No. 1 telecast during the week in Total Viewers (1.724 million), Adults 25-54 (629,000) and Adults 18-49 (463,000) with its Monday airing (10/16/17), outdrawing every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Season to date, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.528 million), leading CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.409 million) by 119,000 and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.509 million) by 19,000.

In addition, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 (+53,000 - 561,000 vs. 508,000) and Adults 18-49 (+33,000 - 422,000 vs. 389,000).

"Nightline" is improving compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+22,000 - 1.528 million vs. 1.506 million), drawing its largest overall audience in 3 years - since the 2014-15 season.

Stories on "Nightline" last week included the first television interview with Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who plead guilty to desertion charges; a report from the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica which lost entire communities, forests and infrastructures during Hurricane Maria; interviews with Gold medal Olympian McKayla Maroney about her story of alleged sexual assault; and Gabrielle Union about her experience as a rape survivor, life with NBA star Dwayne Wade and her struggle with multiple miscarriages; and a one-on-one with Alex Rodriguez as he opened up about his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, and what he's calling his "second act."

NOTE: For the week, CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was retitled to "The Late Late Show - JC-ENC" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM." The telecasts are excluded from the season averages.

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 October 16, 2017:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 1,530,000 547,000/0.5 416,000/0.3
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,241,000 478,000/0.4 364,000/0.3
NBC's "Late Night" 1,222,000 524,000/0.4 403,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #4 (w/o 10/16/17), Previous Week (w/o 10/9/17) and Year-Ago Week #4 (w/o 10/10/16). Season to Date through 4 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 - 10/22/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 - 10/16/16). 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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