**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the week of May 30, 2022
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' IS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54, AND ADULTS 18-49 FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE WEEK
'Nightline' Hits Season Highs in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 With Its Strongest Adults 25-54 Performance in 1 Year
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (874,000), Adults 25-54 (264,000) and Adults 18-49 (193,000) for the 2nd consecutive week during the week of May 30, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.
"Nightline" turned in year-to-year gains in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+5% - 874,000 vs. 834,000), Adults 25-54 (+9% - 264,000 vs. 242,000) and Adults 18-49 (+2% - 193,000 vs. 189,000).
For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" improved on the previous week in Adults 25-54 (+9% - 264,000 vs. 242,000) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 193,000 vs. 183,000), hitting season highs in both demos. In fact, "Nightline" saw its strongest Adults 25-54 performance in 1 year - since w/o 5/24/21.
On Thursday (6/2/22), "Nightline" delivered its top telecast in Total Viewers (1.178 million) in nearly 1 ½ years, in Adults 18-49 (355,000) in 20 months and in Adults 25-54 (433,000) in nearly 2 years - since 1/6/21, 9/30/20 and 7/7/20, respectively.
Season to date, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 for the 7th consecutive year - since the 2015-2016 season.
Last week, "Nightline" covered Lia Thomas, the elite UPenn swimmer at the center of a heated debate over trans women in sports, who sat down with "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang in an ABC News and ESPN exclusive interview (Part 1, Part 2); the verdict of the six-week-long Depp vs. Heard defamation case; the grief and frustration in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas; the Platinum Jubilee; First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, who sat down with ABC's "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts in an ABC News exclusive interview; and Zachary Noah Piser, who is making history on Broadway as the first Asian American performer to lead the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen."
NOTE: On Monday (5/30/22), "Nightline" and CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" were coded as specials. From Tuesday (5/31) through Friday (6/3), CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" retitled to "Late Late Show-JC - ENC." For the week, NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Seth Meyers-SM." The special telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC's and CBS' averages are based on four days (Tuesday-Friday).
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 May 30, 2022:
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 5/30/22), Previous Week (w/o 5/23/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/31/21). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 - 6/5/22) and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 - 6/6/21). 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.