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[08/23/22 - 01:02 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Is No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the Second Straight Week
"Nightline" posted week-to-week gains in Adults 18-49 (+8% - 184,000 vs. 170,000), hitting a 9-week high in the demo.

[via press release from ABC]

**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the week of Aug. 15, 2022

ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' IS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 18-49 FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK

'Nightline' Posts Week-to-Week Gains in Adults 18-49 Hitting a 9-Week High in the Demo

'Nightline' Improves on the Year-Ago Week in Both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (714,000) and Adults 18-49 (184,000) for the 2ndweek in a row during the week of Aug. 15, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

"Nightline" posted week-to-week gains in Adults 18-49 (+8% - 184,000 vs. 170,000), hitting a 9-week high in the demo - since w/o 6/13/22.

For the 4th consecutive week, "Nightline" improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+7% - 714,000 vs. 667,000) and Adults 18-49 (+44% - 184,000 vs. 128,000).

Season to date, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 7th consecutive year - since the 2015-2016 season.

This week, "Nightline" covered the lifeguard shortage at beaches; fashionistas embracing their inner Barbie world; Liz Cheney and her political fate; the sole Washington, D.C., lightning strike survivor; solo artist Muni Long; migrants caught in the middle of a Texas-New York political spat and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his response to criticism; Mariah Carey's attempt to trademark "Queen of Christmas"; the National Geographic documentary "The Territory"; lower water levels and the federal government ordering states to cut back on water use; The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen; and a fentanyl overdose survivor on recovery.

NOTE: For the week, 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 season averages.

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 Aug. 15, 2022:

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 8/15/22), Previous Week (w/o 8/8/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 8/16/21). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 - 8/21/22) and 020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 - 8/22/21). 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.





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