Thursday, July 19, 2018

ABC Ratings - July 2018

‘The ESPYS’ Coverage Drives ABC to 6-Week Highs and a Wednesday Win Among Men

July 19, 2018
Quick Take for Wednesday, July 18, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
‘The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One’ Drives ABC to 6-Week Highs on Wednesday Night
ABC’s Coverage of ‘The ESPYS’ Wins Wednesday Across Key Men Demos

ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.9 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
Featuring its 3-hour broadcast of “The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One,” ABC earned 2nd place on Wednesday night in Total Viewers (3.9 million) to a “Big Brother”-led CBS, and ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-34(tie) and across all key Men(M18-34/M18-49/M25-54). The Net faced all-original competition during prime time on CBS and Fox. 
  • In viewers (3.9 million) and young adults (0.9/4), ABC scored 6-week highs on Wednesday– going back on the night to the NBA Finals Game 3 at the beginning of June (on 6/6/18).

  • “The 2018 ESPYS” stood as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV show among Men 18-34 (tie) and Male Teens 12-17 (tie). In addition, “The ESPYS” ranked as the most-watched TV program overall in the 9 o’clock hour and moved up to win the 10:00 p.m. hour with Adults 18-49.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 7/18/18. 
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ABC Tops 5th Straight Monday With ‘The Bachelorette’ Posting Season-High Viewership

Quick Take for Monday, July 16, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Tops 5th Straight Monday With ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘The Proposal’

ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Rises to Its Most-Watched Telecast of the Season

ABC’s ‘The Proposal’ Builds to 3-Week Highs in Viewers and Young Adults

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.3/6 in AD18-49):
Fueled by “The Bachelorette” and “The Proposal,” ABC beat its nearest broadcast competition (NBC) by 4% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 5.1 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6 vs. 1.0/4) to lead Monday for the 5th week in a row.  In both viewers and young adults, the Network rose to Monday summer highs.

  • Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelorette” stood as Monday’s No. 1 show in Total Viewers (6.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.5/7), marking its 8th consecutive week as the night’s top-rated TV series with young adults. Head-to-head in the 2-hour slot, the ABC unscripted series dominated NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” (5.2 million vs. 1.1/5) by 1.1 million viewers and by 36% in Adults 18-49. “The Bachelorette” built for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%) to post its most-watched telecast this season and its 2nd highest young adult number



  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Proposal” gained week to week in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.5 million vs. 3.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3), hitting 3-week highs – since 6/25/18.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 716/18.

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos, Increasing Its Lead From the Same Time Last Year in Total Viewers and Women 25-54

July 17, 2018

Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of July 9, 2018

‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos, Increasing Its Lead From the Same Time Last Year in Total Viewers and Women 25-54

Week to Week, ‘The View’ Is Up Across the Board

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 2.582 million Total Viewers, 418,000 Women 25-54 and 282,000 Women 18-49 during the week of July 9, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.311 million, 350,000 and 246,000, respectively) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+271,000), Women 25-54 (+68,000) and Women 18-49 (+36,000). In addition, “The View” increased its leads from the same week last year (w/o 7/10/18) in Total Viewers (+38%; vs. +196,000) and Women 25-54 (+55%; vs. 44,000).

“The View” was up week to week (1.907 million, 309,000 and 222,000, respectively, for w/o 7/2/18) in Total Viewers (+35%), Women 25-54 (+35%) and Women 18-49 (+27%).

Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.863 million vs. 2.823 million), marking its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2013-2014 season. 

In addition, “The View” leads CBS’ “The Talk” and is increasing its advantages from the same point last season in Total Viewers (342,000 vs. 180,000) and Women 25-54 (80,000 vs. 56,000). In fact, “The View” is posting its largest season leads over the CBS program in both measures in 5 years – since the 2012-2013 season.

Week of July 9, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES    TOTAL VIEWERS      WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg        WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”              2,582,000                           418,000/0.7                             282,000/0.4
CBS’ “THE TALK”                 2,311,000                           350,000/0.6                             246,000/0.4
                     
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/9/18, 7/2/18 and 7/9/17. Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/15/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/16/17). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of July 9

Ratings Report: ABC News’ ‘Nightline’
For Week of July 9, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for the Week of July 9

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week Across the Board

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

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.198 million), Adults 25-54 (438,000) and Adults 18-49 (332,000) during the week of July 9, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 

“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.127 million, 394,000 and 293,000, respectively, for w/o 7/2/18) in Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+31,000 – 503,000 vs. 472,000) and Adults 18-49 (+32,000 – 381,000 vs. 349,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included multiple reports from Thailand detailing the rescue efforts and recovery of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in Thailand’s longest cave; interviews with bulletproof clothing and accessory designers who see untapped potential in the U.S. market; a behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s latest obsession, the reality TV show “Love Island”; and an interview with the cast of “Skyscraper,” who discussed the experience of filming the thrilling story set in Hong Kong. 

NOTE: Due to coverage of the Supreme Court Justice announcement during prime time on Monday (7/9/18), “Nightline” was delayed and retitled to “ABC News: NL.” The telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. “Nightline”’s weekly averages are based on four days (Tuesday–Friday). In addition for the week, repeats of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” were retitled to “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM.” The telecasts are excluded from 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 July 9, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,198,000              438,000/0.4            332,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,066,000              307,000/0.3            234,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                    962,000              382,000/0.3            269,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/9/18, 7/2/18 and 7/10/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/15/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/16/17). 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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‘Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins as ABC Leads the Night for the 7th Straight Week

July 16, 2018

Quick Take for Sunday, July 15, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
‘Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins as ABC Leads the Night for the 7th Straight Week

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.1 million and 0.8/4 in AD18-49):
Driven by its “Sunday Fun & Games” lineup, ABC won Sunday in Adults 18-49(0.8/4), standing as the No. 1 broadcaster on the night for the 7th week in a row. In addition, ABC ranked as Sunday’s most-watched TV network overall for the 2nd week running (5.1 million).

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” finished as Sunday’s most-watched entertainment program for its 5th straight original airing (6.3 million) and was the night’s No. 2 TV show among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5) to CBS’ “Big Brother.”



  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “The $100,000 Pyramid” won its hour for the 2nd week in a rowin Total Viewers (5.2 million) and took the broadcast lead in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4).

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “To Tell the Truth” also topped its timeslot for the 2nd consecutive week on broadcast with viewers (4.1 million) and young adults (0.8/4), rising 14% over the prior week in Adults 18-49.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 7/15/18.

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 2

July 10, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of July 2, 2018

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the Week of July 2

‘Nightline’ Improves on the Year-Ago Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

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

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.127 million) during the week of July 2, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” (1.050 million) by 77,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” (997,000) by 150,000.

“Nightline” improved on the year-ago week (w/o 7/3/17) in Total Viewers (+1% – 1.127 million vs. 1.120 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 293,000 vs. 275,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+31,000 – 503,000 vs. 472,000) and Adults 18-49 (+33,000 – 382,000 vs. 349,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included the race to rescue a boys soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, a candid interview with comedian Kathy Griffin one year after her fall from grace, a visit to Staten Island with pop star Bebe Rexha and an inside look at Police Chief Laura Frizzo’s mission to track down a suspected female serial killer.

NOTE: Due to the July Fourth holiday week, “Nightline” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” were coded specials on Wednesday (7/4/18).  Each telecast was excluded from the averages.  In addition, CBS’ “The Late Late Show” was retitled from Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday, while NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM.” The weekly averages for ABC and CBS are based on four days (Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday).  

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 July 2, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,127,000              394,000/0.3            293,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,050,000              309,000/0.3            229,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                    997,000              406,000/0.3            306,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/2/18, 6/25/18and 7/3/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/8/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/9/17).  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 Hits Tuesday Summer Highs With a Special Edition of ‘20/20’ and ‘The Last Defense’

Quick Take for Tuesday, July 10, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

A Special Edition of ‘20/20’ Boosts ABC on Tuesday to a Summer High

ABC’s ‘The Last Defense’ Shoots Up to Deliver Its Largest Audience Yet

ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.9 million and 0.6/3 in AD18-49):
With a special edition of “20/20: Triumph in Thailand” at 9:00 p.m. drawing strong numbers and improved results for “The Last Defense” at 10:00 p.m., ABC moved up to rank No. 2 (tie) to an “America’s Got Talent”-led NBC and hit a Tuesday summer high in Adults 18-49 (0.6/3).

“20/20: Triumph in Thailand” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 3.7 million and 0.6/3 in AD18-49): 
Building on its lead-in at 9:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s top-rated “America’s Got Talent,” a special edition of “20/20,” documenting the rescue efforts to save 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in a cave in Thailand on June 23, delivered summer highs for ABC in the hour with Total Viewers (3.7 million), Adults 18-49 (0.6/3) and Adults 25-54 (0.9/3). 

“The Last Defense” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.7 million and 0.5/2 in AD18-49): 
In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’sThe Last Defense” jumped week to week by 50% in Total Viewers (2.7 million vs. 1.8 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.4/2). In fact, “The Last Defense” marked its most-watched telecast yet, tied its high in Adults 18-49 and pulled in ABC’s biggest summertime audience (Memorial Day-Labor Day) to the hour since August 2016 – since 8/23/16. 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 7/10/18.  

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Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins as ABC Leads the Night for the 6th Straight Week

Quick Take for Sunday, July 8, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
 
‘Sunday Fun & Games’ Wins as ABC Leads the Night for the 6th Straight Week

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.9 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
Featuring its “Sunday Fun & Games” lineup, ABC won Sunday in Adults 18-49(0.9/4), beating a “Big Brother”-led CBS by 29% (0.7/3) to stand as the top broadcaster on the evening for the 6th week in a row. ABC was also once again Sunday’s most-watched TV network overall (4.9 million).

  • With its Sunday game shows returning to originals after the prior week’s holiday repeats, ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” stood as Sunday’s most-watched entertainment program(6.3 million) and as the No. 2 TV show of the night in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5) to CBS’ “Big Brother” at 8:00 p.m., while “The $100,000 Pyramid” (5.1 million and 0.9/4) andTo Tell the Truth” (3.9 million and 0.8/3) each won their respective 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. timeslotsin both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 7/8/18.

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ABC’s ‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos, Increasing Its Total Viewers’ Lead From the Previous Week to Its Largest in 8 Weeks and More Than Doubles Its Lead Over the CBS Program Year to Year

July 5, 2018

Ratings Report for ABC’s ‘The View’
For Week of June 25 and 2nd Quarter 2018

‘The View’ Outperforms ‘The Talk’ In All Key Target Demos, Increasing Its Total Viewers’ Lead From the Previous Week to Its Largest in 8 Weeks and More Than Doubles Its Lead Over the CBS Program Year to Year

Week to Week, ‘The View’ Is Up in Total Viewers and Women 18-49, 
Hitting 4-Week Highs in Both Measures 

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

‘The View’ Leads ‘The Talk’ Across the Board During the 2nd Quarter 2018, Widening Its Margins Over the CBS Program the Same Quarter Last Year, Marking Its Largest 2Q Advantage in 4 Years


Week of June 25, 2018:

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.744 million Total Viewers, 442,000 Women 25-54 and 310,000 Women 18-49 during the week of June 25, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” beat CBS’ “The Talk” (2.335 million, 381,000 and 250,000, respectively) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+409,000), Women 25-54 (+61,000) and Women 18-49 (+60,000). In addition, “The View” increased its Total Viewers lead from the previous week (+7%; vs. +381,000) to its largest in 8 weeks – since w/o 4/30/18. Further, “The View” more than doubled its lead over “The Talk” year to year (+110%; vs. 195,000 for w/o 6/26/17).

“The View” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.744 million vs. 2.729 million) and Women 18-49 (+5% – 310,000 vs. 294,000), hitting 4-week highs in both measures – since w/o 5/28/18.

For the 2nd week in a row, “The View” improved year to year (w/o 6/26/17) in Total Viewers (+10% – 2.744 million vs. 2.502 million) and Women 25-54 (+1% – 442,000 vs. 438,000).

Season to date, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+2% – 2.888 million vs. 2.840 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 (357,000 vs. 184,000), Women 25-54 (84,000 vs. 57,000) and Women 18-49 (56,000 vs. 55,000). 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.

2nd Quarter 2018:

ABC’s “The View” delivered 2.743 million Total Viewers, 447,000 Women 25-54 and 306,000 Women 18-49 during the 2nd Quarter 2018, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. “The View” led CBS’ “The Talk” (2.385 million, 401,000 and 275,000, respectively) during the quarter in all key target demos:  Total Viewers (+358,000), Women 25-54 (+46,000) and Women 18-49 (+31,000).

In addition, “The View” widened its margins over the CBS program the same quarter last year in Total Viewers (+88% – 358,000 vs. 190,000), turning in its largest 2Q advantage in 4 years – since 2Q14.     

For the 2nd quarter in a row, “The View” improved on the year-ago quarter in Total Viewers (+2% – 2.743 million vs. 2.700 million for 2Q17).

Week of June 25, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES    TOTAL VIEWERS      WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg        WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”              2,744,000                           442,000/0.7                             310,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                 2,335,000                           381,000/0.6                             250,000/0.4
                     
2nd Quarter, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES    TOTAL VIEWERS      WOMEN 25-54(000)/Rtg        WOMEN 18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “THE VIEW”              2,743,000                           447,000/0.7                             306,000/0.5
CBS’ “THE TALK”                 2,385,000                           401,000/0.7                             275,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/25/18, 6/18/18 and 6/26/17. Season-to-Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/1/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/2/17). Most Current – 2Q18: 4/2 – 7/1/18, – 2Q17: 3/27 – 6/25/17 and 1Q18: 1/1/17 – 4/1/18. Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in 2nd Quarter 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For 2nd Quarter 2018 and Week of June 25, 2018

‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’
in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in 2nd Quarter 2018

‘Nightline’ Increases Its Lead Over CBS From the Year-Ago Quarter in Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins Across the Board with NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Versus the Previous Quarter

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in All Key Measures for the Week of June 25

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Week-to-Week and Year-Over-Year Gaps With NBC in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

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

2nd Quarter 2018:

ABC News’ “Nightline” drew 1.304 million Total Viewers, 474,000 Adults 25-54 and 361,000 Adults 18-49, during the 2nd Quarter 2018, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (426,000 and 313,000, respectively), during the quarter in Adults 25-54 (+48,000) and Adults 18-49 (+48,000).  

“Nightline” increased its lead over CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” from the year-ago quarter in Adults 18-49 (+50% – 48,000 vs. 32,000 for 2Q17).

“Nightline” narrowed its margins versus the previous quarter (1Q18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (-25% – 139,000 vs. -189,000), Adults 25-54 (-38% – 82,000 vs. 132,000) and Adults 18-49 (-52% – 54,000 vs. 113,000), with its closest Adults 18-49 performance with the NBC program in 2 years – since 2Q16.  

Week of June 25, 2018:

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.174 million Total Viewers, 436,000 Adults 25-54 and 329,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of June 25, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC-ENC” (1.120 million, 341,000 and 251,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+54,000), Adults 25-54 (+95,000) and Adults 18-49 (+78,000).

“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.131 million, 378,000 and 289,000, respectively, for w/o 6/18/18) in Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%).

“Nightline” slashed its week-to-week margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by more than half in Adults 25-54 (-57% – 51,000 vs. 119,000) and Adults 18-49 (-62% – 32,000 vs. 85,000). 

“Nightline” cut its gaps with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” from the same week last year in Adults 25-54 (-30% – 51,000 vs. 73,000) and Adults 18-49 (-62% – 32,000 vs. 84,000). 

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” across the board: Total Viewers (+1,000 – 1.382 million vs. 1.381 million), Adults 25-54 (+35,000 – 506,000 vs. 471,000) and Adults 18-49 (+35,000 – 384,000 vs. 349,000). 

Stories on “Nightline” last week included the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy; an exploration of the new vaping trend among teens around the country that teachers and parents may not even notice; a report on the latest details of the deadly shooting at Annapolis newspaper Capital Gazette; a look at what the rainbow flag means and how it started; Roseanne Barr’s tearful apology in her first interview since the “Roseanne” cancellation; and a behind-the-scenes look at the Brooklyn Museum’s David Bowie exhibit inspired by his legacy.

NOTE: For the week, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “The Late Late Show –JC-ENC.”  The telecasts are excluded from 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 2nd Quarter 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s ”Nightline”                                  1,304,000              474,000/0.4            361,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,319,000              426,000/0.4           313,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,443,000              556,000/0.5            415,000/0.4

Week of June 25, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,174,000              436,000/0.4            329,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,120,000              341,000/0.3            251,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,252,000              487,000/0.4            361,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/25/18, 6/18/18 and 6/26/17. Season to Date: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 7/1/18) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19/16 – 7/2/17). 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. Most Current – 2Q18: 4/2 – 7/1/18, – 2Q17: 3/27 – 6/25/17 and 1Q18: 1/1/17 – 4/1/18.   

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ABC Wins 3rd Straight Monday Night With ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘The Proposal’

July 3, 2018

Quick Take for Monday, July 2, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins 3rd Straight Monday Night With ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘The Proposal’

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.7 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49):
With its lineup of “The Bachelorette” and “The Proposal,” ABC took 1st place on Monday in both Total Viewers (4.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.1/5) for the 3rd week running.

  • Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelorette” finished as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Total Viewers (5.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/6), marking its 6th consecutive week as the night’s top-rated TV series with young adults. 



  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “The Proposal” ranked No. 1 with Adults 18-49 (0.7/3-tie), beating CBS’ first-run “Elementary” in the slot by 75% (0.4/2). In addition, the new ABC unscripted series won the hour in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 7/2/18.

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