ABC News' 'Nightline' Beats CBS' 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in Total Viewers

"Nightline" posted double-digit gains week to week (1.120 million, 395,000 and 275,000, respectively, for w/o 7/3/17) in Total Viewers (+12%), Adults 25-54 (+17%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%), hitting 12-week highs across the board - since w/o 6/12/17.

"Nightline" saw gains on the same week last year (478,000 and 367,000, respectively, for w/o 9/5/17) in Adults 25-54 (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%).

"Nightline" narrowed its gaps with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" from the year-ago week by more than half in Total Viewers (-66% - 90,000 vs. 267,000), Adults 25-54 (-53% - 134,000 vs. 288,000) and Adults 18-49 (-51% - 145,000 vs. 295,000).

Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+88,000 - 1.402 million vs. 1.314 million), Adults 25-54 (+41,000 - 529,000 vs. 488,000) and Adults 18-49 (+24,000 - 398,000 vs. 374,000).

Stories reported on "Nightline" last week included extensive coverage on Hurricane Irma and mass evacuations turning Miami into a ghost town, an in-depth report with the Rohingya, a Muslim minority considered one of the most persecuted groups in the world as they flee for their lives to Bangladesh, an interview with an ex-port authority detective saying he warned about a terrorism threat a decade before 9/11, the search and rescue missions drones take to save lives in emergency scenarios and a look inside the world of counterfeit footwear.

NOTE: Due to the Labor Day holiday (9/4/17), ABC's, CBS' and NBC's Monday telecasts were coded as specials and excluded from the weekly averages. ABC's, CBS' and NBC's averages are based on 4 days (Tue-Fri).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is senior broadcast 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 September 4, 2017:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 1,325,000 510,000/0.4 388,000/0.3
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,170,000 398,000/0.3 296,000/0.2
NBC's "Late Night" 1,415,000 644,000/0.5 533,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/4/17, 8/28/17 and 9/5/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV - 9/19/16 - 9/10/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy EXPLORER - 9/21/15 - 9/11/16). 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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