ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25–54

**Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline”  For the Week of March 6, 2023

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ and NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ in Total Viewers in 7 of the Last 8 Weeks / ‘Nightline’ Sees Week-to-Week Increases in All Key Target Demos

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in All Key Target Demos


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ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (851,000) and Adults 25-54 (221,000) during the week of March 6, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. In fact, “Nightline” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers in 7 of the last 8 weeks. In addition, “Nightline” beat the CBS program in Adults 18-49.

“Nightline” saw week-to-week increases in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+4% – 851,000 vs. 815,000), Adults 25-54 (+15% – 221,000 vs. 193,000) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 136,000 vs. 124,000), hitting a 6-week high in the key Adult news demo ― since w/o 1/23/23.

“Nightline” posted gains on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+2% – 851,000 vs. 831,000) and Adults 25-54 (+15% – 221,000 vs. 193,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+6% – 910,000 vs. 856,000). In addition, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in all key target demos.

This week “Nightline” covered co-anchor Juju Chang’s sit-down interview with Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York; social media overuse among kids; hair-straightening products being subject to a federal lawsuit; the kidnapping of four Americans who crossed into Mexico from Texas; India’s Holi, the festival of color; how a string of air scares has prompted a federal probe; co-anchor Byron Pitts’ sit-down interview with Adam Lambert; Ashan Singh’s interview with Imagine Dragons; Kristin Smart’s killer’s sentencing; Impact x Nightline’s reporting of why George Santos and other public figures lie; and Oscar® night predictions.

NOTE: On Friday (3/10/23), CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “Late Late Show-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Seth Meyers-SM” due to being repeats. The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. CBS’ and NBC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Monday-Thursday).

ABC News’ “Nightline” is late-night television’s prestigious, award-winning news program featuring the most powerful, in-depth stories that shape our lives and the world around us. It is anchored by Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Eman Varoqua is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 p.m.-1:05 a.m. EDT on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

Week of March 6, 2023:

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 3/6/23), Previous Week (w/o 2/27/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/7/22). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19/22 – 3/12/23), Season 2021-2022 (9/20/21 – 3/13/22), Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.

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March 15, 2023 10:00am ET by Pressparty  


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