Monday, June 18, 2018

ABC Ratings - June 2018

ABC’s ‘Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins Its 2nd Straight Week With the Top 3 Shows

June 18, 2018
Quick Take for Sunday, June 17, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s ‘Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins Its 2nd Straight Week With the Top 3 Shows
ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 0.8/4 in AD18-49)
ABC’s “Sunday Fun & Games” lineup won the night for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-49 (0.8/4). ABC was also the most-watched TV network overall of the evening (4.6 million).
  • ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” (1.1/5), “The $100,000 Pyramid” (0.9/4) andTo Tell the Truth” (0.8/4) finished as Sunday’s Top 3 TV shows among Adults 18-49, respectively. In addition, ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” qualified as the night’s most-watched entertainment series (5.8 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/17/18.
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ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Grows to a New Season High for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49 with its Best Performance in 1 Year

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of June 4, 2018
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Grows to a New Season High for the 2nd Straight Week
‘Kimmel’ Posts the Best Performance for a Late-Night Talk Show Since February
ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Claims the Week’s Top 2 Telecasts in Late-Night,
as Wednesday Is the 3rd Best Single-Day Late-Night Telecast This Season
 ‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ to Rank as the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of June 4, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” built over the prior week by 10% among Adults 18-49 (786,000 vs. 712,000) to deliver a new season high for the 2nd week in a row with its strongest performance in 1 year – since the week of 6/5/17. In fact, the ABC late-night program posted the best weekly performance for any late-night program since February in Adults 18-49 – since an Olympics-boosted NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” during the week of 2/26/18. “Kimmel” also attracted its biggest overall audience (2.280 million) in almost 3 months – since the week of 3/12/18.
ABC’s “Kimmel” claimed the week’s Top 2 late-night telecasts among Adults 18-49, with its Wednesday (1.281 million on 6/6/18) and Friday (1.175 million on 6/8/18) broadcasts, respectively. In fact, following Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Wednesday broadcast of “Kimmel” was the 3rd strongest late-night telecast on any network in Adults 18-49 (1.281 million), outdelivering every broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and behind only the 2/9/18 and 11/23/17 telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Despite airing two repeats telecasts, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was the week’s No. 1 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49 (786,000), beating CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 59% (495,000).
PROGRAM AVERAGES            Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                            2,280,000                      786,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                               2,888,000                      495,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                               1,905,000                      599,000
Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 6/4/18 and 5/28/18 or as dated.
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ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week in Prime Time With 9 of the Top 15 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

Prime-Time Rating Report for the Week of June 4, 2018                      
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week With Its Largest Audience in Over 3 Months

ABC Claims 9 of the Week’s Top 15 Television Programs in Adults 18-49

ABC’s 4-Game 2018 NBA Finals Soar Over the Last 4-Game Series in 2007

Fueled by “The Bachelorette,” coverage of the  2018 NBA Finals and a strong return for “Sunday Fun & Games” during the week of June 4, 2018, ABC dominated its 2nd straight week, beating out runner-up NBC by 31% in Total Viewers (6.3 million vs. 4.8 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/8 vs. 1.2/5).

Also for the 2nd week running, ABC counted the lion’s share of the top-rated TV programs, claiming 9 of the Top 15 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 shows: “NBA Finals on ABC-GM3” – No. 1, “NBA Finals on ABC-GM4” – No. 2, “Celebrity Family Feud” – No. 5, “NBA Countdown-GM3” – No. 6, “The Bachelorette” – No. 7, “NBA Countdown-GM4” – No. 9, “The $100,000 Pyramid” – No. 11, while “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3” and “Celebrity Family Feud-6/7” tied at No. 13. In addition, ABC’s coverage of the 2018 NBA Finals delivered the week’s Top 2 most-watched TV telecasts overall with the final two games of the 4-game series.

  • ABC’s 4-game Cleveland-Golden State 2018 NBA Finals soared over the most recent 4-game NBA Finals in 2007 between Cleveland and San Antonio, spiking by 90% in Total Viewers (17.7 million vs. 9.3 million) and by 70% in Adults 18-49 (6.3/27 vs. 3.7/11).



  • ABC scored its most-watched week overall in over 3 months– since airing the “Academy Awards®” on the w/o 2/26/18.

 
WEEK NO. 37:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.8            No.1  ABC     6,290,000
No.2   NBC  1.2           No.2  NBC     4,820,000
No.3   CBS   0.6            No.3  CBS      4,730,000
No.3   FOX  0.6            No.4  FOX      2,120,000
No.5   CW   0.2            No.5  CW          880,000



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 6/4/18. 
‘The Last Defense’ Opens to ABC’s Top Summer Audience in the Slot Since August ‘16

Quick Take for Tuesday, June 12, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

‘The Last Defense’ Draws ABC’s Top Summer Audience to Its Slot
Since August ‘16

“The Last Defense” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.7 million and 0.5/2 in AD18-49): 
Building on its lead-in by 35% in viewers at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday (2.7 million vs. 2.0 million), the debut of “The Last Defense” jumped over ABC’s most recent summer premiere in the hour, topping last year’s July slot premiere of “Somewhere Between” (on 7/25/17) by 50% in Total Viewers (2.7 million vs. 1.8 million) and by 67% in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.3/1). In fact, “The Last Defense” attracted ABC’s biggest summertime audience (Memorial Day-Labor Day) to the hour since August 2016 – since 8/23/16.  The Viola Davis-narrated ABC documentary series topped CBS’ News “48 Hours: NCIS” in the hour among Adults 25-54 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3). 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/12/18.  

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the 2nd Straight Week

Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of June 4, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the 2nd Straight Week

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week for the 3rd Straight Week in Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+9%)

‘Nightline’ Scores Its Best Numbers in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Since Last Year

‘Nightline’ Draws Its Most-Watched Telecast and Top Adults 25-54 and
Adults 18-49 Delivery in Nearly 1 Year With Wednesday Airing

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.421 million), Adults 25-54 (605,000) and Adults 18-49 (499,000) for the 2nd week in a row during the week of June 4, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.243 million, 392,000 and 292,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+178,000), Adults 25-54 (+213,000) and Adults 18-49 (+207,000).

For the 3rd straight week, “Nightline” turned in gains over the previous week (1.399 million, 547,000 and 456,000, respectively, for w/o 5/28/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+9%). In fact, “Nightline” saw its best numbers in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in 1 year – since w/o 6/5/17.

On Wednesday (6/6/18), “Nightline” delivered its most-watched telecast (1.978 million), Adults 25-54 (926,000) and Adults 18-49 (801,000) in nearly 1 year – since 6/12/17, 6/9/17 and 6/12/17, respectively. 

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” across the board: Total Viewers (+15,000 – 1.397 million vs. 1.382 million), Adults 25-54 (+38,000 – 513,000 vs. 475,000) and Adults 18-49 (+37,000 – 389,000 vs. 352,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included interviews with cake artist Jack Phillips and married couple Charles Craig and Dave Mullins before the Supreme Court ruled in Phillips’ favor on Monday; a look at how graduation marks the start of a new path for Parkland seniors; a report from Guatemala and speaking to the victims who are struggling with aftermath of a volcano eruption; a look at Alice Johnson, who spent 22 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense and was freed after Kim Kardashian West met with President Trump to advocate for a pardon on her behalf; and the reaction from Philadelphia Eagles team members and coach Doug Pederson on being disinvited by President Trump from a White House visit and an exploration of the new documentary “Won’t You be My Neighbor.”

NOTE: NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” due to being encore telecasts. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the season averages.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming. 

Week of June 4, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,421,000              605,000/0.5            499,000/0.4
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,243,000              392,000/0.3            292,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,097,000              469,000/0.4            364,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/4/18, 05/28/18 and 6/5/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 6/10/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 6/11/17).  Averages based on regular telecasts. “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013. “Seth Meyers” premiered in February 2014. “James Corden” premiered in March 2015.

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ABC Wins Monday With ‘The Bachelorette’ Repeating as the No. 1 TV Show

Quick Take for Monday, June 11, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Monday With ‘The Bachelorette’ Repeating as the No. 1 TV Show

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.7 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelorette” and an encore of “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC won Monday night in Total Viewers (4.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/5).  

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelorette” repeated as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/6), marking its 3rd consecutive week as the night’s most-watched series overall.

In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s encore airing of “The $100,000 Pyramid” ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3), beating CBS’ first-run “Elementary” (0.6/2) and tying NBC’s repeat “American Ninja Warrior” (0.7/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/11/18.

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ABC’s Wins With the Return of ‘Sunday Fun & Games’ and ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ at a 3-Year High

Quick Take for Sunday, June 10, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
ABC’s ‘Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins With ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ at a 3-Year High
 
ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49)
With an encore “America’s Funniest Home Videos” leading into the return of its “Sunday Fun & Games” on the night, ABC won Sunday by 22% over CBS with its 3-hour “72nd Annual Tony Awards” broadcast in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 0.9/4). ABC’s season premieres of “Celebrity Family Feud” (1.7/8) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (1.2/5) stood as Sunday’s Top 2 TV programs in Adults 18-49, respectively.

“Celebrity Family Feud” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 7.4 million and 1.7/8 in AD18-49): 
Catapulting over its repeat “AFV” lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (+64%/+143%) against the start of the “Tony Awards,” ABC’s fourth season premiere of “Celebrity Family Feud” won its hour in Total Viewers (7.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.7/8). 

  • The ABC game show improved upon its year-ago premiere(7.0 million and 1.5/6 on 6/11/17) by 6% in Total Viewers and by 13% in Adults 18-49, drawing its biggest audience since July 2016 and top young adult number since July 2015– since 7/24/16 and 7/26/15, respectively. It was a 3-year premiere high for “CFF” in Adults 18-49 – since the show’s debut July 2015.



“The $100,000 Pyramid” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): 
At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “The $100,000 Pyramid” bested its year-ago premiere on the night at 10:00 p.m. by 5% in Total Viewers and (5.8 million vs. 5.5 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.2/5). In fact, “The $100,000 Pyramid” outdrew all 13 of its telecasts last summer in Total Viewers.

“To Tell the Truth” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.2 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49): 
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “To Tell the Truth” shot up from last summer’s premiere on Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. (on 6/21/17) by 45% in Total Viewers (4.2 million vs. 2.9 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.6/3), topping all of its telecasts last summer in young adults and hitting the series’ highest rating January 2017 – since 1/29/17.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/10/18.

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ABC Dominates 3rd Straight Night of 2018 NBA Finals as ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3’ Posts Best-Ever Results

June 7, 2018
Quick Take for Wednesday, June 6, 2018
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Outdraws the Other Networks Combined on Wednesday Night

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3’ Scores Best-Ever Numbers

The 2018 NBA Finals Deliver 3rd Most-Watched Game 3 Ever on ABC


Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
With continuing coverage of the 2018 NBA Finals (Cleveland-Golden State GM3), ABC took full control of prime time, topping the other networks combined on Wednesday for the 3rd consecutive telecast by 4% in Total Viewers (13.0 million vs. 12.5 million – CBS, NBC, Fox and CW combined) and nearly doubling the other nets combined on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (+84% – 4.6/20 vs. 2.5/11).

“Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3” (Various Time Periods)
Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3” broadened the exposure for the ABC late-night talker in prime time. Growing year over year for the 7th straight yearin Total Viewers (+5% – 4.3 million vs. 4.1 million), “Kimmel: Game Night” drew its biggest-ever audience for a Game Night 3. Building over Night 2 in both Total Viewers (+34%) and Adults 18-49 (+57%), the third broadcast of “Kimmel: Game Night” marked the annual special’s best numbers of 2018 yet.

  • On average, “Kimmel: Game Night 3” was up a sharp 87% in Total Viewers (4.3 million vs. 2.3 million) and 120% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 0.5/3) over the show’s 2017-18 season averages in late-night. 



“NBA Finals on ABC Game 3” (8:58 – 11:37 p.m. EDT)
Featuring the Golden State at Cleveland, ABC’s 2018 NBA Finals Game 3 was Wednesday’s dominant No. 1 TV programwith an average audience of 17.9 million viewers and a 6.4/27 in Adults 18-49. It was the 3rd consecutive broadcast for the 2018 NBA Finals to finish as the definitive No. 1 TV show in prime time. The Golden State Warriors won the game 110-102 to lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. It was the 3rd most-watched NBA Finals Game 3 on ABC, trailing only the high-water marks set between the same two teams in 2017 and 2015, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                      
Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 6/6/18, unless noted otherwise. 

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‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos Seeing Its Largest Leads in Women 25-54 Since February and Women 18-49 Since March

Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of May 28, 2018

‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos Seeing Its Largest Leads in Women 25-54 Since February and Women 18-49 Since March

Week to Week, ‘The View’ Sees Increases Across the Board Hitting a 6-Week High

For the 8th Straight Week, ‘The View’ Improves in Total Viewers Year to Year

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Is Posting Gains in Total Viewers, 
Marking Its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
and Is Delivering Its Largest Season Leads Over ‘The Talk’ in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 Years

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.767 million Total Viewers, 454,000 Women 25-54 and 322,000 Women 18-49 during the week of May 28, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.418 million, 374,000  and 263,000, respectively) during the week in Total Viewers (+349,000), Women 25-54 (+80,000) and Women 18-49 (+59,000).  In fact, “The View” saw its largest Women 25-54 lead since February and biggest in Women 18-49 since March – since weeks of 2/19/18 and 3/19/18, respectively.   

“The View” improved on the previous week (2.596 million, 414,000 and 285,000, respectively, for w/o 5/21/18) in Total Viewers (+7%), Women 25-54 (+10%) and Women 18-49 (+13%), hitting 6-week highs across the board – since w/o 4/16/18.  

For the 8th straight week, “The View” improved in Total Viewers year to year  (+6% – 2.767 million vs. 2.600 million for w/o 5/29/17).  

Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.899 million vs. 2.857 million), marking its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2013-2014 season. 

In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” across the board, increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (352,000 vs. 179,000), Women 25-54 (86,000 vs. 58,000) and Women 18-49 (59,000 vs. 54,000). In fact, “The View” is posting its largest season leads over the CBS program in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 in 5 years – since the 2012-2013 season.

NOTE: Due to Memorial Day on Monday (5/28/18), “The View” and “The Talk” were coded as specials. Each telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. ABC’s and CBS’ averages are based on 4 days (Tuesday – Friday).

Week of May 28, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES    TOTAL VIEWERS      WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg        WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”              2,767,000                           454,000/0.7                             322,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                  2,418,000                           374,000/0.6                             263,000/0.4
                     
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/28/18, 5/21/18 and 5/29/17.  Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 6/3/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 6/4/17). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of May 28

June 5, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of May 28, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of May 28

‘Nightline’ Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week in Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+34%) and Adults 18-49 (+48%)

‘Nightline’ Scores Its Best Numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 11 Weeks and Strongest in Adults 18-49 in Nearly 1 Year

‘Nightline’ Draws Its Most-Watched Telecast in 9 Months and Top Delivery in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in Nearly 1 Year With Thursday Airing

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49



ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.399 million), Adults 25-54 (547,000) and Adults 18-49 (456,000), during the week of May 28, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“Nightline” posted double-digits gains week to week (1.225 million, 407,000 and 309,000, respectively, for w/o 5/21/18) across the board: Total Viewers (+14%), Adults 25-54 (+34%) and Adults 18-49 (+48%)In fact, “Nightline” saw it best numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 11 weeks and strongest in Adults 18-49 in nearly 1 year – since weeks of 3/12/18 and 6/5/17, respectively.

On Thursday (5/31/18), “Nightline” turned in its most-watched telecast (1.812 million) in 9 months and top delivery in Adults 25-54 (802,000) and Adults 18-49 (717,000) in nearly 1 year – since 10/2/17 and 6/12/17, respectively.

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” across the board: Total Viewers (+11,000 – 1.395 million vs. 1.384 million), Adults 25-54 (+32,000 – 509,000 vs. 477,000) and Adults 18-49 (+31,000 – 385,000 vs. 354,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included coverage of the Sinaloa Cartel’s drug operations and how violence has driven gangs to fight for a slice of America’s lucrative heroin market, a report on the firestorm that was sparked after Roseanne Barr’s since-deleted racist tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, a look at the life of international superstar DJ Tiesto at Electronic Daisy Carnival and backstage at pool party Wet Republic, a behind-the-scenes look at Cirque du Soleil’s Montreal headquarters to see how they pull off their jaw-dropping performances and an analysis of companies that are making changes after receiving their own social backlash.

NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday (5/28/18), all three programs were coded specials. In addition, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “The Late Late Show-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” due to being encore telecasts. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the season averages.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Together with “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Nightline” is part of ABC’s winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming. 

Week of May 28, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,399,000              547,000/0.5            456,000/0.4
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,095,000              331,000/0.3            248,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,129,000              425,000/0.4            326,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/28/18, 05/21/18 and 5/29/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 6/3/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 6/4/17).  Averages based on regular telecasts. “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013. “Seth Meyers” premiered in February 2014. “James Corden” premiered in March 2015.

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ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Builds on Its Season Premiere to Win Monday Night

June 5, 2018

Quick Take for Monday, June 4, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Builds on Its Season Premiere to Win Monday Night

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.5 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelorette” building on its week-ago season premiere and once again facing the Stanley Cup Finals, ABC ranked as the most-watched network on Monday night (4.9 million). ABC’s “The Bachelorette” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, marking its 2nd straight week as the night’s most-watched series.

“The Bachelorette” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.6/7 in AD18-49):
Opposite stiff competition from 8:00-10:00 p.m. against the Stanley Cup Finals, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” grew from its week-earlier premiere in Total Viewers (+5% – 5.8 million vs. 5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 1.6/7 vs. 1.4/5), marking the first time in 15 years for the series to build on its season opener – since Season 1 in 2003 with Trista. “The Bachelorette” was also up from its year-ago second telecast of the season (5/29/17) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 6/4/18.

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ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Builds to a Season High With Its Best Performance in 1 Year in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of May 28, 2018

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Builds to a Season High With Its Best Performance in 1 Year

Thursday’s ‘Kimmel’ is the Top Single-Day Late-Night Telecast
Since February and the 3rd Best So Far This Season

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ is the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of May 28, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” delivered a season high among Adults 18-49 (712,000) with its strongest performance in 1 year – since the week of 6/5/17. In addition, the ABC late-night program drew its largest audience (2.231 million) in more than 2 months – since the week of 3/19/18. “Kimmel” shot up over the prior week by 49% in Adults 18-49 and 15% in Total Viewers.

Following Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Thursday broadcast of “Kimmel” (5/31/18) marked the best performance on any night for any late-night program since early February among Adults 18-49 (1.238 million) – since the 2/9/18 telecast of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” which followed the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. In fact, Thursday’s “Kimmel” was the 3rd strongest late-night telecast this season in Adults 18-49, outdelivering every broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and behind only the 2/9/18 and 11/23/17 telecasts of “Fallon.”

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was the week’s No. 1 late-night talk show in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

PROGRAM AVERAGES            Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                            2,231,000                      712,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                               2,211,000                      388,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                               2,100,000                      585,000

Please note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday (5/28/18), the Monday telecasts of ABC’s “Kimmel,” NBC’s “Fallon” and CBS’ “Colbert” were re-titled and are excluded from the shows’ averages.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 5/28/18 and 5/21/18 or as dated.

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