**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of May 29, 2023
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN ALL TARGET DEMOS - TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49
'Nightline' Outdelivers CBS' 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' and NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 For 4th Consecutive Week
'Nightline' Posts Week-to-Week Gains in All Target Demos
On Thursday, 'Nightline' Posts Strongest Telecast in 6 Months in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (738,000), Adults 25-54 (184,000) and Adults 18-49 (132,000) during the week of May 29, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" finished No. 1, beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the 4th week in a row.
"Nightline" saw week-to-week increases in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+6% - 738,000 vs. 697,000), Adults 25-54 (+5% - 184,000 vs. 175,000) and Adults 18-49 (+21% - 132,000 vs. 109,000).
On Thursday (6/1/23), "Nightline" scored its strongest telecast in Adults 25-54 (315,000) and Adults 18-49 (247,000) in nearly 6 months - 1/16/23.
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+3% - 897,000 vs. 872,000). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos.
During this week, "Nightline" covered Ashan Singh's interview with music artist Jelly Roll; "Good Morning America"'s exclusive interview with the Texas cheerleader who was shot three times while carpooling home from the team's practice; the finalization of the debt ceiling deal; big name retail stores being targeted by gangs in organized hits; "Real Housewives" star Gretchen Rossi's experience with postpartum depression; Bishop TD Jakes' latest book; the Heat-Nuggets NBA finals matchup; Memorial Day, remembering the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country; and more.
NOTE: On Monday (5/29/23), ABC's "Nightline" and CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" were coded as specials due to Memorial Day. The specialed telecasts are excluded from the weekly averages. ABC's and CBS' weekly 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 29, 2023:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 738,000 184,000/0.2 132,000/0.1
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 606,000 123,000/0.1 86,000/0.1
NBC's "Late Night" 566,000 150,000/0.1 114,000/0.1
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 5/29/23), Previous Week (w/o 5/22/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/30/22). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19/22-6/4/23) and Season 2021-2022 (9/20/21-6/5/22). 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.