**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of Jan. 16, 2023
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 ACROSS ALL KEY DEMOS
'Nightline' Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week on All Key Demos
'Nightline' Scores Its Largest Overall Audience in Nearly Two Years
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (964,000), Adults 25-54 (246,000) and Adults 18-49 (178,000) during the week of Jan. 16, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.
"Nightline" posted double-digit gains week to week in Total Viewers (+15% - 964,000 vs. 837,000), Adults 25-54 (+34% - 246,000 vs. 183,000) and Adults 18-49 (+35% - 178,000 vs. 132,000). "Nightline" drew its largest overall audience in nearly 2 years ― since w/o 2/15/21.
"Nightline" improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+16% - 964,000 vs. 831,000).
On Monday (1/16/23), "Nightline" scored its strongest telecast in Total Viewers (1.213 million), Adults 25-54 (442,000) and Adults 18-49 (340,000) since September ― since 9/26/22, 9/19/22 and 9/19/22, respectively.
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+8% - 908,000 vs. 841,000). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos.
This week "Nightline" covered a new milestone for Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger; the 12-year-old star behind the persona of "M3GAN"; Biden facing mounting scrutiny; the Chrisleys beginning their prison sentences; victims of Jenifer Shah's nationwide telemarketing scheme speaking out; what inspired Kristin Chenoweth's new book; Alec Baldwin and "Rust" armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter; one family's story of courage and survival chronicled in a new documentary; why a mother believes an Apple AirTag led to her son's murder; and the murder of Kelley Clayton.
NOTE: On Monday (1/16/23), CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was coded as a special due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Friday (1/20/23), 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 specialed and retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. CBS' weekly averages are based on three days (Tuesday-Thursday), and NBC's weekly 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. 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 Jan. 16, 2023:
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 1/23/23), Previous Week (w/o 1/16/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/24/22). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19/22 - 1/22/23), Season 2021-2022 (9/20/21 - 1/23/22), 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.