**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of Oct. 30, 2023
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS
'Nightline' Is Up Week to Week and Hits 4-Week High in Total Viewers
'Nightline' Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
Season to Date, 'Nightline' Is #1 Across the Board and Delivers Strongest Overall Audience in 4 Years
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (914,000) for the week of Oct. 30, 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."
"Nightline" was up week to week in Total Viewers (+1% - 914,000 vs. 904,000) and hit a 4-week high - since w/o 10/2/23.
For the 5th week running, "Nightline" improved year to year in Total Viewers (+8% - 914,000 vs. 847,000) and Adults 25-54 (+1% - 201,000 vs. 199,000).
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 versus the comparable weeks last season in Total Viewers (+9% - 979,000 vs. 895,000) and Adults 25-54 (+7% - 250,000 vs. 233,000), posting its largest overall audience in 4 years - since the 2019-2020 season.
This week "Nightline" covered the rising tensions on college campuses as Israel's war with Hamas intensifies; Americans evacuated out of Gaza; the sudden death of Matthew Perry; the true story behind the box office hit "Oppenheimer"; Kaitlin Armstrong's ex-boyfriend taking the stand in murder case; Darius Rucker's philanthropy, family and new music; country band King Calaway's rise to stardom; Missy Elliot reflecting on her career ahead of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honor; "Impact x Nightline"'s latest episode on the bombshells in Britney Spears' memoir and more.
NOTE: On Friday (11/3/23), 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. EST on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
WEEK OF OCT. 30, 2023:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/RTG A18-49(000)/RTG
ABC's "Nightline" 914,000 201,000/0.2 131,000/0.1
CBS' "Comics Unleashed" 568,000 111,000/0.1 81,000/0.1
NBC's "Late Night" 815,000 207,000/0.2 155,000/0.1
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 10/30/23), Previous Week (w/o 10/23/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 10/31/22). Most Current Data Stream: 2023-2024 Season (9/25 - 11/5/23) and 2022-2023 Season (9/19 - 11/30/22). 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.