Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ABC Ratings - January 2019

ABC Wins 2nd Straight Monday With ‘The Bachelor’ as the No. 1 Show and ‘The Good Doctor’ the Top Scripted Series

Quick Take for Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Wins 2nd Consecutive Monday With ‘The Bachelor’ at No. 1 in Adults 18-49
‘The Bachelor’ Adds Viewers for 2nd Straight Week for Its Most-Watched Telecast
‘The Good Doctor’ Wins at 10 p.m. to Stand as Monday’s No. 1 Scripted TV Show
ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” ABC won its 2nd straight Monday with Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), beating an “America’s Got Talent”-led NBC by 7% (1.4/6), Fox’s dramas by 50% (1.0/4) and CBS with the season premiere of “Celebrity Big Brother” by 50% (1.0/4).
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” ranked as the night’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49(1.6/6-tied w/ “AGT”) and is projected to move ahead of “American’s Got Talent Champions” in the Live + 3 Day ratings, as it did the prior week. ABC’s “The Good Doctor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 scripted TV show in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):  
From 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite CBS’ premiere of “Celebrity Big Brother” (8:00-9:00 p.m.) and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” grew for the 2nd straight week to a season high with Total Viewers (+7% – 6.0 million vs. 5.6 million) and equaled its week-earlier Fast Affiliate rating with Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), which adjusted up 1-tenth in the National ratings.  In addition, ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 3rd week in a row with Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
 “The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.2 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Good Doctor” won its hour over NBC’s “Manifest” for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-49 (+20% – 1.2/6 vs. 1.0/4). The ABC drama held exactly even week to week in Adults 18-49, while growing to match its season high with Adults 18-34 and set a new season best with Women 18-34.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/21/19.
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ABC’s ‘A Million Little Things’ Hits Series Highs on its Move to Thursday

Jan. 18, 2019

Quick Take for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s Thursday Lineup Returns in the New Year at No. 1 With Adults 18-49

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Returns Up 6% to Equal a 10-Month High in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘A Million Little Things’ Marks Series Highs on Its Move to Thursday

ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.0 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):
With “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder” returning for the first time in 2 months (since 11/15/18) and “A Million Little Things” shifting into Thursday’s 9 o’clock hour with series highs, ABC ranked No. 1 on the night in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6), tying CBS and beating all-original schedules on NBC by 20% (1.0/5) and Fox by 71% (0.7/3).  

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” returned 6% above its last telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.9/8 vs. 1.8/7), equaling its season high and tying its top rating since March(since 3/1/18). “Grey’s” finished as the night’s No. 2 TV show to CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” in Adults 18-49, while standing as Thursday’s No. 1 show with Adults 18-34, key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and Men 18-34.



  • Returning for its first telecast in a month (since 12/12/18), ABC’s “A Million Little Things” shifted smoothly into Thursday’s 9 o’clock hour with a more than 50% increase over its last airing on Wednesday with Total Viewers (+53% – 5.2 million vs. 3.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+57% – 1.1/5 vs. 0.7/3), marking its most-watched telecast ever and tying its series high with young adults (equaling its debut). ABC’s “A Million Little Things” tied CBS’ comedies for No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-49(1.1/5 tied with “Mom”/”Fam”), while beating NBC’s comedies by 22% (0.9/4 for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”/”The Good Place”) and Fox’s “The Orville” by 57% (0.7/3). 

    • “A Million Little Things” tied the year-ago midseason return of “Scandal” to the hour with Total Viewers (5.2 million and 1.3/5 on 1/18/18).



    • A big draw in delayed viewing during its freshman season, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” nearly doubles its Live + Same Day Total Viewer average, soaring by +99% after 7 days of TV playback to stand as the season’s No. 1 gainer on the broadcast networks. In addition, “AMLT” posts triple-digit playback growth among Adults 18-49, spiking by +138% from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Day, and beyond that jumping nearly +2.5 rating points (+295%) over its initial L+SD Adult 18-49 rating to its Multiplatform + 35 Day rating (+2.42 rating – 3.24 rating vs. 0.82 rating).

  • In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” returned mostly steady with its November finale in Total Viewers (2.8 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.8/3).



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/17/19. 

ABC Wins Monday With Gains for ‘The Bachelor’ and a Strong Return for ‘The Good Doctor’

Jan. 15, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Monday Night Among Adults 18-49

’The Bachelor’ Builds on Last Week’s Premiere and Beats Its Year-Ago Telecast

‘The Good Doctor’ Return Is No. 1 at 10 p.m. With a Best-Since-Premiere Rating


ABC Monday Prime-Time (8:00-11:00 p.m.–5.8 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49):
Featuring week 2 of “The Bachelor” and a strong return for “The Good Doctor,” ABC won Monday night in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), beating an “America’s Got Talent”-led NBC (+7% – 1.4/6), Fox with its debut of “The Passage” (+25% – 1.2/5) and CBS’ all-original lineup (+67% – 0.9/4).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.6/7 in AD18-49):  
From 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” built on its week-earlier season premiere by 10% in Total Viewers (5.6 million vs. 5.1 million) and by 7% Adults 18-49 (1.6/7 vs. 1.5/6), while also topping its comparable week 2 telecast last season by 14% with young adults (1.4/5 on 1/8/18). ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m.–6.2 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):
Returning for its first original airing in 6 weeks (since 12/3/18), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” won the 10 o’clock hour, beating NBC’s “Manifest” by a best-ever 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6 vs. 0.9/4). It was the second straight original (just the second time ever) for “The Good Doctor” to beat “Manifest” in Adults 18-49.

  • Building on its last original telecast at the beginning of December (6.1 million and 1.1/5, respectively) by 2% in Total Viewers and by 9% Adults 18-49, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” came back with a best-since-premiere rating in Adults 18-49—since 9/24/18.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/14/19.

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ABC Soars to a Sunday High in Adults 18-49, With ‘AFV’ at a 1-Year High and ‘Shark Tank’ at a New Season Best

Quick Take for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Soars to a Sunday High in Adults 18-49,
With ‘AFV’ at a 1-Year High and ‘Shark Tank’ at a New Season Best

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.5 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49): 
ABC soared over the prior week by 25% among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) to hit a new Sunday season high. Despite opening and closing the night with repeats of “AFV” at 7:00 p.m. and “Shark Tank” at 10:00 p.m., ABC beat CBS’ all-original lineup by 25% with Adults 18-49 (0.8/3) to rank No. 2 on the night for the 2nd week in a row. In addition, ABC shot up week to week by 18% in Total Viewers (4.5 million vs. 3.8 million) to draw its largest audience on the night in 2 months – since 11/11/18.

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 6.3 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
Growing to new season highs at 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” spiked over the previous week by 31% in Total Viewers (6.3 million vs. 4.8 million) to its most-watched telecast in more than 2 years and by 44% with Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 0.9/3) to a 1-year high – since 11/20/16 and 1/7/18, respectively.

“Shark Tank” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 4.3 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “Shark Tank” improved for its 3rd straight original telecast in both Total Viewers (+16% – 4.3 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+22% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.9/3) to deliver its strongest performance this season.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/13/19. 

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ABC’s ‘Schooled’ Opens at No. 1 in Its Slot With 100% Retention of Its ‘The Goldbergs’ Lead-In and a 1-Year High in the Half-Hour

Jan. 10, 2019

Quick Take for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)      

ABC’s ‘Schooled’ Opens at No. 1 in Its Slot With 100% Retention of Its
‘The Goldbergs’ Lead-In and a 1-Year High in the Half-Hour

‘The Goldbergs’ Returns Up 18% in 2019, Equaling a Best-Since-Premiere Rating


“Schooled” (8:30-9:00 p.m. – 4.8 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): 
Holding a best-ever 100% of “The Goldbergs’” lead-in at 8:30 p.m. (tied with the “Speechless” debut retention), the premiere of “Schooled” topped ABC’s most recent series debut in the half-hour by 18% in Adults 18-49, besting last year’s midseason opener of “Alex, Inc.” (1.1/5 on 3/28/18). In addition, the new ABC comedy delivered the Net’s best series performance in the half-hour in 1 year – since 1/24/18. “Schooled” opened at No. 1 in its time slot among Adults 18-49 (tied w/NBC’s “Chicago Med”).

  • Leading into “Schooled” at 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” returned in 2019 (first original telecast in 1 month – since 12/12/18) with an 18% jump in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6 vs. 1.1/5), equaling a best-since-premiere rating – since 9/26/18. “The Goldbergs” ranked No. 1 in its half-houramong Adults 18-49 (tie).



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/9/19.

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ABC’s ‘The Conners’ and ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Return With Gains in 2019

Jan. 9, 2019

Quick Take for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)



ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Ranks No. 1 in Its Slot Among Adults 18-49
and Marks Its Most-Watched Telecast Overall Since November

‘The Kids Are Alright’ Builds by Double Digits on Its Last Original for Its
Biggest Audience Since October and Top Adult 18-49 Rating Since November

ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
With its Tuesday lineup returning to original for the first time in 2019, ABC saw improvement for “The Conners” and “The Kids Are Alright” prior to the start of the Presidential address at 9:00 p.m. EST. ABC took 2nd place on the night with Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), behind only NBC.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC self-starter “The Conners” came back for its first original telecast in a month (since 12/11/18) to rank No. 1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49(1.4/6), tying NBC’s premiere of “Ellen’s Game of Games.” “The Conners” built for its 2nd straight original airing in Total Viewers (+3% – 6.9 million vs. 6.7 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.4/6), marking its most-watched telecast since November – since 11/27/18.



  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright” grew over its last first-run telecast (on 12/11/18) by 12% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.2 million) and by 11% with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs.0.9/4), drawing its biggest audience since October and best young adult number since mid-November – since 10/30/18 and 11/13/18, respectively.

Please note: Following the Presidential address and the Democratic response at 9:00 p.m. EST, ABC’s “black-ish,” “Splitting Up Together” and “The Rookie” were each shifted up approximately 30 minutes and aired in their entirety. As a result, reliable ratings for the rest of ABC’s Tuesday lineup will be released by Nielsen with the National ratings this afternoon.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/8/19.

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’The Bachelor’ Premiere Drives ABC to a Monday Season High in Adults 18-49

Jan. 8, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

’The Bachelor’ Premiere Drives ABC to a Monday Season High in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Dominates Among Adults 18-34 and Grows Year to Year


ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):
Featuring the 3-hour 23rd season premiere of “The Bachelor,” ABC scored a new Monday season high with series programming on the night among Adults 18-49 (1.5/5) and ran in a near tie for No. 1 with an “America’s Got Talent”-led NBC (1.6/6). ABC’s younger skewing programming dominated with Adults 18-34, beating NBC on the night by 50% (1.5/7 vs. 1.0/5). ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series with Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).

  • Despite facing the College Football National Championship game (Clemson-Alabama) and the in-season debut of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (8:00-10:00 p.m.), ABC’s “The Bachelor” premiere held exactly even with the prior year in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5), while growing year to year in Adults 18-34 (+7%), Women 18-49 (+10%) and Women 18-34 (+10%). 



  • Leading its final hour from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ABC “The Bachelor” beat NBC’s return of “Manifest” in the slot by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4).



 
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/7/19.

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ABC’s ‘AFV’ and ‘Shark Tank’ Return at Season Highs Against NBC’s ‘Golden Globes’

Jan. 7, 2019

Quick Take for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘AFV’ and ‘Shark Tank’ Return at Season Highs Against ‘Golden Globes’

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.8 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49): 
Up against NBC with an NFL prime time overrun leading into its “Golden Globes” coverage on Sunday, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank” returned in 2019 for their first original telecasts in more than 1 month (since 12/2/18) with gains and season highs. ABC ranked No. 2 on the night with Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 – tying CBS’ all original lineup), while matching its Sunday season high.

  • Building 50% on its lead-in at 8:00 p.m. (a repeat “AFV”), ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” returned up 13% Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) to equal its season best. The show featured 10 finalists going head-to-head for a $100,000 prize.



  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” came back with a 9% increase in Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.4 million) and a 29% jump in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/3), drawing its 2nd largest audience this season and setting a new season high with young adults.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/6/19. 

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ABC’s ‘The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr.’ Draws a 1-Year High to Its Time Slot

Jan. 4, 2019

Quick Take for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr.’ Draws a 1-Year High to Its Time Slot



“The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.—5.4 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):
Building on its lead-in by 54% on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. opposite premieres and returning shows on NBC and Fox, ABC’s special “The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr.” drew 5.4 million viewers on average, drawing the Net’s biggest non-sports audience to the 2-hour time period in 1 year—since 1/11/18. The ABC News special featured John F. Kennedy Jr.’s closest friends and rare, candid video footage of John and Carolyn.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/3/19.

ABC’s ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ Beats NBC and Fox Combined in Late-Night

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming
New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31, 2018—Jan. 1, 2019

ABC’s ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest – Part 1′
Tops NBC and Fox Combined in Late-Night With Viewers and Adults 18-49

Despite a Post 1 a.m. Start, Part 2 of ABC’s ‘NYE Late-Night Bash’ Draws 6.3 Million Viewers

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 1” (11:30 p.m. -12:33 a.m.):
From 11:30 p.m.–12:33 a.m., the first late-night segment of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” attracted to 18.6 million viewers on average with a 5.7 rating, 25 share among Adults 18–49.

  • ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 1” topped the combined audiences of its broadcast competitors, outdelivering NBC’s “New Year’s Eve – Late” (11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.) and Fox’s “Steve Harvey Live: Time Square” (11:00 p.m.–12:24 a.m.) by 31% in Total Viewers (18.6 million vs. 14.2 million—NBC and Fox combined) and 27% in Adults 18–49 (5.7/25 vs. 4.5/20).



“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 2” (1:09–2:08 a.m.):
Despite its later post-1:00 a.m. time period, the second late-night segment of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” drew an average audience of 6.3 million Total Viewers and a 2.2 rating, 15 share in Adults 18–49.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 12/31/18.

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‘Nightline’ Improves in All Key Measures Over the Previous Quarter

Jan. 2, 2018

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For 4Q 2018 and Week of Dec. 24, 2018

‘Nightline’ Improves in All Key Measures Over the Previous Quarter

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Largest 4th Quarter Advantage Over CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in 3 Years in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18–49

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Margins with NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Quarter-to-Quarter and the Year-Ago Quarter in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18–49

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 Across the Board for the Week of Dec. 24

‘Nightline’ Posts Week to Week and Year Over Year Gains in Total Viewers

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

4th Quarter 2018:

ABC News’ “Nightline” drew 1.324 million Total Viewers, 460,000 Adults 25-54 and 339,000 Adults 18–49 during the 4th Quarter 2018, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show” (427,000 and 321,000, respectively) in Adults 25–54 (+33,000) and Adults 18–49 (+18,000), posting its largest 4th quarter advantages in both demos in 3 years—since 4Q15.

“Nightline” improved on the previous quarter (1.211 million, 419,000 and 310,000, respectively, for 3Q18) across the board: Total Viewers (+9%), Adults 25–54 (+10%) and Adults 18–49 (+9%).

“Nightline” narrowed its quarter-to-quarter (3Q18) margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 25–54 (-16%–97,000 vs. 116,000) and Adults 18–49 (-16%–77,000 vs. 92,000).

“Nightline” cuts its gaps with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” from the year-ago quarter (4Q17) in Adults 25-54 (-26%–97,000 vs. 131,000) and Adults 18-49 (-42%–77,000 vs. 132,000).

Week of Dec. 24, 2018:

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in all key target demos: Total Viewers (1.213 million), Adults 25–54 (391,000) and Adults 18–49 (296,000), during the week of Dec. 24, 2018, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“Nightline” was up versus the previous week (w/o 12/17/18) in Total Viewers (+1%–1.213 million vs. 1.200 million) and Adults 18-49 (+1%–296,000 vs. 294,000).

“Nightline” improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+8%–1.213 million vs. 1.123 million—for w/o 12/25/17).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25–54 (+33,000–460,000 vs. 427,000) and Adults 18–49 (+18,000–339,000 vs. 321,000).

NOTE: On Tuesday (12/25/18), “Nightline” was coded as a special and on Wednesday (12/26/18) was retitled to “ABC News: NL.” For the week, regular telecast of repeats of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM,” while regular telecasts of repeats of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” were retitled to “The Late Late Show with James Corden-JC.” On Tuesday, NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show” were coded as specials. Both shows were pre-empted on Monday (12/24/18) for Christmas Eve programming. The special and retitled telecasts are excluded from the season averages. ABC’s averages are based on 3 days (Monday, Thursday–Friday), while CBS’ and NBC’s averages are based on three days (Wednesday–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.

4th Quarter 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,324,000              460,000/0.4            339,000/0.3
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,370,000              427,000/0.4            321,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,515,000              557,000/0.5            416,000/0.3

Week of Dec. 24, 2018:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,213,000              391,000/0.3            296,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,006,000              314,000/0.3            235,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                    982,000              361,000/0.3            272,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2017-18 Current Week (w/o 12/24/18), Previous Week (w/o 12/17/18) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 12/25/17). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24–12/30/18) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25–12/31/17). Quarters: Live+7/Most Current—4Q18: 9/24–12/30/18, 3Q17: 7/2–9/23/18 and 4Q17: 9/25–12/31/17. 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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