**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of Dec. 12, 2022
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 ACROSS ALL KEY TARGET DEMOGRAPHICS
'Nightline' Takes the Top Spot in Total Viewers for the 3rd Week in a Row
'Nightline' Sees Across-the-Board Gains Year to Year
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (+843,000), Adults 25-54 (+214,000) and Adults 18-49 (+159,000) during the week of Dec. 12, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. In addition, "Nightline" took the top spot in Total Viewers for the 3rd week in a row.
"Nightline" posted gains on the previous week in Adults 25-54 (+8% - 214,000 vs. 198,000) and Adults 18-49 (+14% - 159,000 vs. 139,000), hitting 11-week highs in both measures - since w/o 9/26/22.
"Nightline" saw across-the-board gains year to year: Total Viewers (+7% - 843,000 vs. 789,000), Adults 25-54 (+3% - 214,000 vs. 208,000) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 159,000 vs. 151,000).
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+8% - 901,000 vs. 831,000) and Adults 18-49 (+3% - 157,000 vs. 152,000). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos.
This week, "Nightline" covered FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried arrest in the Bahamas; the Adult Survivors Act; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new docu-series; ABC News Studios' new docu-series "Grails: When Sneakers Change the Game"; the Broadway musical "Ain't No Mo"; the death of Stephen "tWitch" Boss; ABC's "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration"; Everytown Survivor Network; "Avatar: The Way of Water"; the "Narco slaves" working in illegal pot farms; and Audra McDonald's return to Broadway.
NOTE: On Friday (12/16/22), 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 and season 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. EST on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
Week of Dec. 12, 2022:
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 12/12/22), Previous Week (w/o 12/5/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 12/13/21). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19 - 12/18/22), Season 2021-2023 (9/20 - 12/19/22) 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.