**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of Oct. 16, 2023
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN ALL DEMOS - TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49
'Nightline' Wins 4th Straight Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
'Nightline' Grows Year to Year Across the Board
Season to Date, 'Nightline' Reports Strongest Total Viewer and News Demo Performance in 3 Years
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (913,000), Adults 25-54 (248,000) and Adults 18-49 (168,000) for the week of Oct. 16, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" took the top spot, beating CBS' "Comics Unleashed" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in all 4 weeks of the season.
"Nightline" delivered week-to-week increases in Total Viewers (+2% - 913,000 vs. 891,000), Adults 25-54 (+13% - 248,000 vs. 220,000) and Adults 18-49 (+3% - 160,000 vs. 155,000).
For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" posted gains on the same week last year in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+20% - 913,000 vs. 764,000), Adults 25-54 (+23% - 248,000 vs. 201,000) and Adults 18-49 (+7% - 160,000 vs. 149,000).
Season to date, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, versus CBS' "Comics Unleashed" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." In addition, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+8% - 967,000 vs. 895,000) and Adults 25-54 (+5% - 257,000 vs. 244,000), posting its strongest numbers in 3 years - since the 2020-2021 season.
This week, "Nightline" provided in-depth coverage of the Israel-Hamas war, including an interview with an experienced Israeli negotiator about what paths exist to safely free the nearly 200 hostages held in Gaza; Biden's meeting with Israeli leaders as violence in the region ramps up; the massive blast that struck a hospital in Gaza City; and also covered Joran van der Sloot admitting attacking Natalee Holloway; new footage and details revealed from Ruby Franke's arrest; Julia Fox candidly speaking about her stardom and struggles; "Impact x Nightline"'s report on the growing sextortion scams targeting teens boys around the country and more.
NOTE: On Friday (10/20/23), NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM" due to being a repeat. The retitled telecast is excluded from the weekly and season averages. 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. EDT on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
Week of Oct.16, 2023:
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 10/16/23), Previous Week (w/o 10/9/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 10/10/22). Most Current Data Stream: 2023-2024 Season (9/25 - 10/22/23) and 2022-2023 Season (9/19 - 10/16/22). NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" premiered on 10/2/23. 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.