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[09/27/22 - 02:30 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 During Premiere Week
In fact, "Nightline" took the top spot across the board during premiere week for the 2nd time in the last 3 years.

[via press release from ABC]

**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"

For the week of Sept. 19, 2022

ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49 DURING PREMIERE WEEK

'Nightline' Hits 3-Month Highs Across the Board

For the 3rd Consecutive Week, 'Nightline' Turns in Increases Year to Year in All Key Target Demos

During the opening week of the 2022-2023 season, ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (852,000), Adults 25-54 (261,000) and Adults 18-49 (186,000) for the week of Sept. 19, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. In fact, "Nightline" took the top spot across the board during premiere week for the 2nd time in the last 3 years.

"Nightline" posted week-to-week gains in Total Viewers (+5% - 852,000 vs. 811,000), Adults 25-54 (+17% - 261,000 vs. 224,000) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 186,000 vs. 168,000), hitting a 3-month high across the board - since w/o 6/13/22.

For the 3rd consecutive week, "Nightline" turned in year-to-year increases in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+17% - 852,000 vs. 729,000), Adults 25-54 (+35% - 261,000 vs. 194,000) and Adults 18-49 (+33% - 186,000 vs. 140,000).

On Monday (9/19/22), "Nightline" turned in its strongest single-day telecast in Adults 25-54 (538,000) in over 2 years - since 6/2/20.

This week, "Nightline" covered rising music star Fletcher; Adnan Syed's release from custody; Queen Elizabeth II's funeral; cobalt mining and America's electric future with an exclusive, special report from chief meteorologist Ginger Zee; California mom, Sherri Papini, who plead guilty to charges related to faking her own kidnapping; Hurricane Fiona's impact on Puerto Rico's ailing infrastructure; a Tennessee lawmaker pushing to clear rape kit backlog; Alice Franklin, who filed a lawsuit against police for failing to investigate her rape case; Netflix's hit show "Emily in Paris"; deadly protests as Iranians demand justice for Masha Amini; Ye on fatherhood, the Donda Academy and his broken business deals; and the hunger crisis in Somalia (part 1, part 2) with an exclusive report from chief national correspondent Matt Gutman and more.

NOTE: On Friday (9/23/22), 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 averages. CBS and NBC weekly averages are based on three 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 Sept. 19, 2022:

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 9/19/22), Previous Week (w/o 9/12/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 9/20/21).. 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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