NIGHTLINE Beats James Corden for 2nd Quarter 2017 and 4th Straight Week in All Key Demos

ABC News' "Nightline" drew 1.377 million Total Viewers, 526,000 Adults 25-54 and 395,000 Adults 18-49 during the 2nd Quarter 2017, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" led CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.314 million, 473,000 and 364,000, respectively) during the quarter in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+63,000), Adults 25-54 (+53,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000).

"Nightline" increased its leads over CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" quarter to quarter in Adults 25-54 (+61% - 53,000 vs. 33,000) and Adults 18-49 (+48% - 31,000 vs. 21,000).

"Nightline" narrowed its margins versus the previous quarter (1Q17) with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Total Viewers (-15% - 71,000 vs. -84,000), Adults 25-54 (-46% - 61,000 vs. 113,000) and Adults 18-49 (-36% - 70,000 vs. 110,000) with its closest quarter performances with the NBC program in 1 year - since 2Q16.

Week of June 19, 2017:

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.301 million Total Viewers, 495,000 Adults 25-54 and 357,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of June 19, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. For the 4th straight week in a row, "Nightline" led CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.171 million, 392,000 and 312,000, respectively) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+130,000), Adults 25-54 (+103,000) and Adults 18-49 (+45,000).

"Nightline" cut its Adults 25-54 margin with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" versus the previous week (-13% - 73,000 vs. 101,000).
Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+108,000 - 1.447 million vs. 1.339 million), Adults 25-54 (+38,000 - 544,000 vs. 506,000) and Adults 18-49 (+23,000 - 412,000 vs. 389,000).

Stories on "Nightline" last week included a deeper look into the death of Otto Warmbier and the response from the tour company used to arrange his trip, Michael Strahan's exclusive interview with Dennis Rodman following his visit to North Korea, an analysis of the newly released dashcam video from the fatal shooting of Philando Castile and interviews with TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and pop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. ROXANNA Sherwood is executive producer, and 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.
NOTE: On Thursday (6/22/17) and Friday (6/23/17), CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" were retitled to "The Late Late Show -JC;" each telecast was excluded from the weekly averages. CBS' weekly averages are based on four days (Mon-Wed).

2nd Quarter 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC "Nightline" 1,377,000 526,000/0.4 395,000/0.3
CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,314,000 473,000/0.4 364,000/0.3
NBC "Late Night" 1,448,000 587,000/0.5 465,000/0.4
Week of June 19, 2017:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC "Nightline" 1,301,000 495,000/0.4 357,000/0.3
CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,171,000 392,000/0.3 312,000/0.2
NBC "Late Night" 1,355,000 568,000/0.5 446,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/19/17, 6/12/17and 6/20/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV - 9/19/16 - 6/25/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy EXPLORER - 9/21/15 - 6/26/16). Most Current - 2Q17: 3/27 - 6/25/17, 2Q16: 3/28 - 6/26/16. 1Q17: 12/26/16 - 3/26/17.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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