Ratings Report: ABC News' "Nightline"
For Week of Nov. 1, 2021
'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR WEEK OF NOV. 1
'Nightline' Hits Season Highs Across the Board, Drawing Largest Overall Audience in Over Three Months
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (813,000) for the week of Nov. 1, 2021, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research leading CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
In addition, "Nightline" (225,000 and 164,000, respectively) outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.
"Nightline" posted increases from the previous week in Total Viewers (+3% - 813,000 vs. 788,000), Adults 25-54 (+8% - 225,000 vs. 209,000) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 164,000 vs. 160,000), hitting season highs across the board. In fact, "Nightline" drew its largest overall audience in over three months and strongest key Adult performances in 2 months - since weeks of 7/12/21 and 8/23/21, respectively.
Last week, in a special edition of "Nightline," "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir was on the ground in southern Madagascar to report on a climate-driven crisis that has left more than one million people in desperate need of food due to years of drought. "Nightline" featured stories on India's development of green initiatives and moving away from its dependence on coal, the celebration of Día De Los Muertos, the results of the 2021 election, the shooting on the movie set of "Rust" and an interview with Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga of the new movie "Passing."
NOTE: NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Seth Meyers-SM" on Friday (11/5/21) due to being a repeat. The retitled telecast is not included in the weekly and season averages. NBC's 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. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
Week of Nov. 1, 2021:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 813,000 225,000/0.2 164,000/0.1
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 786,000 194,000/0.2 142,000/0.1
NBC's "Late Night" 804,000 271,000/0.2 199,000/0.2
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 11/1/21), Previous Week (w/o 10/25/21) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 11/2/20). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20 - 11/7/21 and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21 - 11/820). 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.