Wednesday, September 18, 2019

ABC Ratings - September 2019

ABC Is Summer's No. 1 Network for the First Time in 24 Years in Adults 18-49 with 'The Bachelorette' as the No.1 Series for the First Time Ever
Summer 2019 – Primetime: National Most Current Program Ratings

ABC Is Summer’s No. 1 Net in Adults 18-49 for the First Time in 24 Years

 

ABC‘s ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘Bachelor in Paradise-Mon’

Stand as the Only Two Broadcast Series Up Over the Prior Summer


ABC‘s ‘The Bachelorette’ Is the Summer’s No. 1 TV Series, Topping NBC’s ‘AGT’

Summer 2019 (16 Complete Weeks Most Current – 5/27/19-9/15/19)

With one week left to count in Summer 2019, ABC ranks as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 – tie with NBC), marking the first time the Net has ranked No. 1 during the summer in 24 years – since Summer 1995. In addition, ABC is the summer’s No. 1 network with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelorette” (+5%) and “Bachelor in Paradise-Mon” (+6%) are the only two broadcast series to improve over the prior summer with Adults 18-49.

  • ABC holds even versus the comparable 16 weeks last summer in Adults 18-49, while CBS (-25%) and NBC (-17%) are down by double digits.
  • ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ranks as the summer’s No. 1 TV series among Adults 18-49 (2.1/11), topping NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (2.0/10). This marks the first time ever that “The Bachelorette” has ranked as the No. 1 series of the summer in Adults 18-49.

  • ABC claims 3 of the Top 4 TV series this summer in Adults 18-49, including the summer’s No. 1 series with “The Bachelorette”: “The Bachelorette” (2.1/11) – No. 1, “Bachelor in Paradise-Mon” (1.8/9) – No. 3 and “Bachelor in Paradise-Tue” (1.6/8) – No. 4.
  • ABC ranks No. 1 on 4 of 7 nights during the week this summer among Adults 18-49: Monday, Thursday (tie), Friday and Saturday. In fact, ABC’s Monday night is the highest-rated night in prime time this summer in Adults 18-49 (1.8/9), topping runner-up NBC’s Tuesday night with “America’s Got Talent” (1.7/9).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Most Current Program Ratings for Summer 2019 (5/27/19-9/15/19) and National Live+7 Day Program Ratings for Summer 2018 (5/28/18-9/16/18). Series rankings based on regularly scheduled programming, excludes specials.
ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Finale Delivers a Tuesday Season High in Viewers and Ties a 2-Year High in Adults 18-49
Quick Take for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Tuesday With a 7-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC’s ‘BIP’ Finale Builds to a Tuesday Season High in Viewers
and Matches a 2-Year High in Adults 18-49
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49):  
Featuring the 3-hour season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise,” ABC ranked as the No. 1 network on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 – tied with NBC). ABC shot up week to week by 29% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.4 million) and by 63% with Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 vs. 0.8/4) to hit 7-week highs on the night – since 7/30/19.
“Bachelor in Paradise” (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” grew for the 3rd straight week in Total Viewers (+7% – 4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) to deliver its most-watched Tuesday telecast of the season and spiked by double digits week to week among Adults 18-49 (+18% – 1.3/7 vs. 1.1/6) to match a season high. In fact, “BIP” built over its year-ago finale by 8% among Adults 18-49 (1.2/6 on 9/11/18) to tie the show’s highest-rated telecast on any night in over 2 years – since 8/28/17.
  • ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” finale was Tuesday’s No. 1 show among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49 (tie).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/17/19.
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ABC’s ‘The View’ Builds on Premiere Week Across the Board Delivering Its Best Total Viewer and Women 25-54 Numbers in 2 Months
Ratings Report for ABC’s ”The View”
For Week of Sept. 9, 2019
‘The View’ Builds on Premiere Week Across the Board Delivering Its Best Total Viewer and Women 25-54 Numbers in 2 Months 
On Friday with Guest Kim Kardashian West, ‘The View’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in 2 Months
ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.488 million Total Viewers, 376,000 Women 25-54 and 264,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Sept. 9, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. 
“The View” built on premiere week (w/o 9/3/19) across the board: Total Viewers, (+5% – 2.488 million vs. 2.360 million), Women 25-54 (+2% – 376,000 vs. 368,000) and Women 18-49 (+7% – 264,000 vs. 247,000), delivering its best Total Viewer and Women 25-54 numbers in 2 months – since w/o 7/15/19.
On Friday (9/13/19) with guest Kim Kardashian West, “The View” delivered its most-watched telecast (2.611 million) in 2 months – since 7/17/19.
NOTE: Due to special 9/11 coverage in New York on Wednesday (9/11/19), “The View” was retitled to “View.” The telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. ABC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday).      
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/9/19, 9/2/19 and 9/10/18.  
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ABC News’ ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’ Is the Most-Watched Newscast in America for the Week Featuring Muir’s Exclusive Report From Iraq During an Operation Against ISIS Fighters
** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir”
For the week of Sept. 9, 2019
‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR’ IS THE MOST-WATCHED NEWSCAST IN AMERICA FOR THE WEEK, FEATURING MUIR’S EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM IRAQ DURING AN OPERATION AGAINST ISIS FIGHTERS
‘World News Tonight’ Leads NBC by More Than a Half Million Viewers and CBS by Over 3 Million
‘World News Tonight’ Is Delivering Largest Advantage Over NBC in 23 Years and CBS in at Least 27 Years Season to Date
ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” finished as the No. 1 evening newscast in Total Viewers (8.091 million) for the week of Sept. 9, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” outdelivered “NBC Nightly News” (7.561 million) by 530,000, increasing its advantage year to year by 4% (vs. 509,000 for w/o 9/10/18) and winning for the 50th time in the 51 weeks of the season.
On Monday, “World News Tonight” featured Muir’s exclusive reporting from Iraq with U.S. forces during an operation against ISIS fighters.
“World News Tonight” cut its year-to-year gaps (w/o 9/10/18) with “NBC Nightly News” in both Adults 25-54 (-14% – 141,000 vs. 164,000) and Adults 18-49 (-50% – 57,000 vs. 113,000).
“World News Tonight” narrowed its Adults 18-49 margin “NBC Nightly News” from the previous week by 17% (57,000 vs. 69,000 for w/o 9/2/19).
For the week, “World News Tonight” defeated “CBS Evening News” (5.021 million, 916,000 and 649,000, respectively) by 3.070 million Total Viewers, by 552,000 Adults 25-54 and by 397,000 Adults 18-49.
Season to date, “World News Tonight” ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 3rd year in a row after finishing as the No. 1 evening newscast for the last two seasons. “World News Tonight” (8.618 million) leads “NBC Nightly News” (7.957 million) by 661,000, delivering its largest Total Viewer lead in 23 years (since the 1995-1996 season) and “CBS Evening News” (5.852 million) by 2.766 million, posting its biggest Total Viewer advantage in at least 27 years (since at least the start of Nielsen electronic database in 1991-1992 season).
In addition, “World News Tonight” is cutting its season margins with NBC by more than half in both Adults 25-54 (-69% – 24,000 vs. 78,000) and Adults 18-49 (-76% – 20,000 vs. 84,000), posting its closest performances in both key Adult demos in 12 years—since the 2006-2007 season.
NOTE: Due the Democratic debate on Thursday (9/12/19), “World News Tonight” was retitled to “Wrld News Tonite.” The retitled telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. “World News Tonight” averages are based on four days (Mon-Wed and Fri).
ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast.
EVENING NEWS (Week of Sept. 9, 2019):
TOTAL VIEWERS
ADULTS 25-54
ADULTS 18-49
HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT
8,091,000
1.2/7; 1,468,000
0.8/6; 1,046,000
5.4/13
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
7,751,000
1.3/8; 1,609,000
0.9/6; 1,103,000
5.0/12
CBS EVENING NEWS
5,021,000
0.8/4; 916,000
0.5/4; 649,000
3.4/ 8
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 9/9/19), Previous Week (w/o 9/2/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 9/10/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-9/15/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17-9/16/18). Averages based on regular telecasts.
ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Both Key Adult Demos for Week of Sept. 9
Sept. 17, 2019
Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Sept. 9, 2019
‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Both Key Adult Demos for Week of Sept. 9 
Following the Third Democratic Debate, ‘Nightline’ Posts Most-Watched Telecast in 3 Months on Thursday, Sept. 12 
‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins Week to Week by More Than Half With
NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ in Adults 25-54 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” averaged 1.011 million Total Viewers, 328,000 Adults 25-54 and 240,000 Adults 18-49, during the week of Sept. 9, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (288,000 and 202,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+40,000) and Adults 18-49 (+38,000).
On Thursday (9/12/19), “Nightline” turned in its most-watched telecast (1.255 million) in 3 months – since 6/13/19.
“Nightline” narrowed its margins week to week (w/o 9/2/19) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by more than half in Adults 25-54 (-50% – 55,000 vs. 112,000) and Adults 18-49 (-68% – 35,000 vs. 109,000).  
Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+28,000 – 422,000 vs. 394,000) and Adults 18-49 (+28,000 – 313,000 vs. 285,000).
Stories reported on “Nightline last week included unprecedented access with U.S. troops fighting against the enduring insurgence of ISIS soldiers and at a youth detention and rehabilitation center in Northeast Syria, a look at 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg at age 20, presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke at the dinner table with three undecided voters to discuss guns, racism and immigration, a recap and analysis of the third Democratic presidential debate, and an 18-year-old opening up about how she became addicted to vaping and her warning to other teens.
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. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
Week of Sept. 9, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,011,000            328,000/0.3            240,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,057,000            288,000/0.2            202,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,065,000           378,000/0.3            275,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 9/9/19), Previous Week (w/o 9/2/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 9/10/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18 – 9/15/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 9/15/18). 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 ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Premiere Grows Year to Year and Opens as Monday’s Most-Watched TV Series

Sept. 17, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, Sept. 16, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Is Monday’s Most-Watched Network, Topping Runner-Up NBC by 41%

‘DWTS’ Premiere Grows Year to Year and Opens as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.2 million and 0.8/4 in AD18-49):  
Featuring the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC won Monday night in Total Viewers (6.2 million), outdrawing runner-up NBC with the season finale of “American Ninja Warrior” by 41% (4.4 million). ABC attracted its largest Monday night audience with entertainment programming in 6 months – since 3/11/19.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 8.0 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” premiere grew over its year-ago season opener by 4% in Total Viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.7 million on 9/24/18) and held even among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5). In addition, DWTS” built over the series’ most-recent season finale in November 2018 (7.9 million on 11/19/18), topping every episode of the prior season in Viewers.

·       ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” opened as Monday’s No. 1 TV series in Total Viewers (8.0 million), Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos.

·       “DWTS” defeated NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” finale head-to-head from 8:00-10:00 p.m. by 2.6 million viewers (5.4 million). Also in the 2-hour slot, “Dancing with the Stars” towered over Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” finale (1.9 million and 0.4/2). 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/16/19.

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‘ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate’ Ranks as Thursday’s No. 1 Non-Sports Program in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 – Based on Nielsen L+SD Fast National Ratings

‘ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate’ Ranks as Thursday’s No. 1 Non-Sports Program in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

ABC Scores Most-Watched Thursday in Nearly 7 Years and Best Adults 25-54 Number in
Over 3 ½ Years

ABC Outperforms Both Nights of Debates on NBC and CNN in Overall Viewers and
News Demo

Airing on ABC and Univision, the Democratic Debate Draws 14.0 Million Total Viewers

ABC News Debate Garners 2.9 Million Unique Visitors and 11.0 Million Video Views   

ABC News’ “Your Voice, Your Vote 2020 – The Democratic Debate” (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC, with coverage of the ABC News “Your Voice, Your Vote 2020 – The Democratic Debate,” drew 12.93 million Total Viewers, 2.1 rating in Adults 18-49 and a 2.9 rating in Adults 25-54, based on Nielsen’s “Fast National” ratings. Moderated by George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Univision’s Jorge Ramos, the Democratic Debate special ranked as the No. 1 non-sports program among Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 on Thursday evening

  • The ABC News debate delivered the network’s best performance in the time slot with non-sports programming in nearly 7 years in Total Viewers, over 2 ½ years in Adults 18-49 and more than 3 ½ years in Adults 25-54 – since 11/1/12, 1/26/17 and 12/31/15, respectively. 



  • The ABC News debate (12.93 million Total Viewers and 2.9 Adults 25-54 rtg) outperformed both nights of the debates in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, respectively, on NBC (8.68 million and 2.2 Adults 25-54 rtg, on 6/26/19; 10.58 million and 2.7 Adults 25-54 rtg on 6/27/19) and CNN (8.69 million and 2.1 Adults 25-54 rtg on 7/30/19; 10.77 million and 2.5 Adults 25-54 rtg on 7/31/19).

  • Airing on both ABC (12.93 million, 2.1 Adults 18-49 rtg and 2.9 Adults 25-54 rtg, respectively) and Univision (1.11 million, 0.3 Adults 18-49 rtg and 0.4 Adults 25-54 rtg, respectively), the Democratic debate totaled 14.04 million Total Viewers, 2.4 Adults 18-49 rtg and 3.3 Adults 25-54 rtg, respectively.



  • The ABC News debate increased by 61% in Total Viewers, 62% in Adults 18-49 and 71% in Adults 25-54 compared to the ABC News Democratic debate four years ago (8.03 million, 1.3 Adults 18-49 rtg and 1.7 Adults 25-54 rtg, respectively, on 12/19/15).

  • The Democratic debate airing on Univision (1.11 million Total Viewers and 0.4 Adults 25-54 rtg) outperformed both nights of the debates in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, respectively, on Telemundo (719,000 and 0.3 Adults 25-54 rtg, on 6/26/19; 838,000 and 0.3 Adults 25-54 rtg on 6/27/19).



Digital Highlights

The debate marked another milestone for ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 breaking news and live events streaming channel. 

  • ABC News’ Democratic Debate coverage drew 2.9 million unique visitors and 11 million video views (ABC News Live and VOD) across ABC News’ digital properties and distributed partners, including Facebook Live, Twitter, Apple News, YouTube, Hulu and Hotstar. In fact, the 2019 debate ranked as the No. 1 political event that ABC News has live streamed on YouTube in 2019 and the most concurrently viewed ABC News political live stream on YouTube ever.



  • Univision News’ stream of the LIVE debate on Facebook reached over 21 million users and generated more than 5 million videos views.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings) – 9/12/19. Digital: Adobe Analytics, ABC News platforms and partners including: Facebook Live, Twitter, Apple News, YouTube, Hulu and Hotstar, 9/12-9/13/19.  Univision Digital: Facebook Insights.
ABC Dominates Monday Among Adults 18-49 With ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ as the No. 1 Series for the 6th Week Running

Sept. 10, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)



ABC Is Monday’s Top Broadcast Net for 14 Straight Weeks With Adults 18-49



ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Is Monday’s No. 1 Show With New Season Highs



ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.4 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted for local NFL coverage in Houston and in San Francisco (4.388% of the U.S. combined).



ABC ranked No. 1 on Monday night among Adults 18-49, dominating runner-up NBC by 50% (1.2/5 vs. 0.8/4) and standing as the No. 1 broadcast network on the night for the 14th consecutive week – since 6/10/19. ABC shot up over the prior week by 29% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.4 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 vs. 0.8/4) to deliver 6-week highs on the night – since 7/29/19.



·       “Bachelor in Paradise” scored new season highs, spiking week to week by 33% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 27% with Adults 18-49 (1.4/7 vs. 1.1/5).



·       ABC’s “BIP” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV show with Adults 18-49 (1.4/7), towering over NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” head-to-head from 8:00-10:00 p.m. by 56% (0.9/4) and ranking as the night’s highest-rated series on each of 6 telecasts this summer. In addition, the ABC unscripted series was the night’s most-watched program (5.3 million).



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



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‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Both Key Adult Demos, for the 4th Time in Past 5 Weeks, During the Week of Aug. 26

Sept. 4, 2019

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of Aug. 26, 2019

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Both Key Adult Demos, for the 4th Time in Past 5 Weeks,

During the Week of Aug. 26 

‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week in 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 Adults 25-54 (339,000) and Adults 18-49 (262,000) for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks, during the week of Aug. 26, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

For the 2nd week in a row, “Nightline” was up week to week (w/o 8/19/19) in Adults 18-49 (+3% – 262,000 vs. 255,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+28,000 – 425,000 vs. 397,000) and Adults 18-49 (+26,000 – 315,000 vs. 289,000).

Stories reported on Nightline last week included a rare tour of Chinese “vocational” centers where Muslim citizens are allegedly held as prisoners, the Amazon rainforest fire, the rising health risks and effects of vaping on young people and conservation efforts in the Galapagos Islands as tourism in the area rises.

NOTE: Due to Labor Day Friday (8/30/19), “Nightline” was retitled to “NL.” In addition, for the week, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were retitled due to being encore telecasts. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the season averages. ABC’s weekly averages are based on four days (Mon-Thurs).

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. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.



Week of Aug. 26, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 

ABC’s “Nightline”                                    949,000            339,000/0.3            262,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                      962,000            277,000/0.2            208,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                   881,000           333,000/0.3            236,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 8/26/19), Previous Week (w/o 8/19/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 8/27/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18 – 9/1/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 9/2/18). 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 Snaps NBC’s 10-Week Winning Streak in Viewers and Dominates the Week by 50% Over NBC in Adults 18-49

Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of Aug. 26, 2019
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Snaps NBC’s 10-Week Winning Streak in Viewers
and Dominates the Week by 50% Over NBC in Adults 18-49

ABC Soars by Double Digits to 11-Week Highs

ABC’s College Football Coverage Claims the Week’s Top 2 Programs

During the week of Aug. 26, 2019, ABC snapped NBC’s 10-week winning streak with a first-place finish in Total Viewers (+9% – 3.7 million vs. 3.4 million). In addition, ABC was No. 1 during the week among Adults 18-49 (0.9/5), dominating runner-up NBC by 50% (0.6/3), CBS by 80% (0.5/3) and Fox by 125% (0.4/2). In fact, ABC ranked No. 1 in 6 of the last 7 weeks and in 10 of the 14 weeks so far this summer among Adults 18-49, posting the most No. 1 finishes of any broadcast network.

ABC soared over the prior week (2.8 million and 0.6/3 on w/o 8/19/19) by 32% in Total Viewers and by 50% among Adults 18-49 to 11-week highs—since the week of 6/10/19.

Rankings: ABC delivered a network-leading 4 of the Top 5 shows in Adults 18-49, including the week’s Top 2 programs with college football coverage: “Saturday Night Football”—No. 1 (1.9/11), “Sunday Night Kickoff”—No. 2 (1.5/9), “Bachelor in Paradise-MON”—No. 4 (1.2/6) and “Bachelor in Paradise-TUE”—No. 5 (1.1/6). In addition, ABC’s Saturday (No. 3) and Sunday (No. 5) college football games placed among the week’s Top 5 most-watched TV programs.

WEEK NO. 49:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  0.9            No.1  ABC      3,680,000
No.2   NBC  0.6           No.2  NBC      3,430,000
No.3   CBS   0.5            No.3  CBS       3,350,000
No.4   FOX  0.4            No.4  FOX      1,450,000
No.5   CW   0.1            No.5  CW          580,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 8/26/19. 
‘World News Tonight With David Muir’ Scores Wins in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the Week

**Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir”
For the week of Aug. 26, 2019

‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR’ SCORES WINS IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 18-49 FOR THE WEEK

‘World News Tonight’ Leads NBC by More Than 1 Million Viewers

‘World News Tonight’ Outdelivers CBS by Over 3.2 Million Viewers—the Widest Advantage in More Than 24 Years

‘World News Tonight’ Is the Only Evening Newscast to Improve in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 From Year-Ago Week

‘World News Tonight’ Is Delivering Largest Lead Over NBC in 23 Years and CBS in at Least 27 Years Season to Date

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” stood as the evening’s No. 1 newscast in Total Viewers (8.499 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.139 million) for the 7th consecutive week during the week of Aug. 26, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” outperformed “NBC Nightly News” (7.442 million and 1.068 million, respectively) by 1.057 million Total Viewers and by 71,000 Adults 18-49. “World News Tonight” widened its Total Viewer lead from the previous week by 24% (vs. 855,000 for w/o 8/19/19) and substantially increased its lead year-to-year by 484%(vs. 181,000 for w/o 8/27/18), to win for the 48th time in the 49 weeks of the season.

“World News Tonight” increased from the same week last year (w/o 8/27/18) in Total Viewers (+265,000/+3% – 8.499 million vs. 8.234 million) and Adults 18-49 (+12,000/+1% – 1.139 million vs. 1.127 million), standing as the only evening newscast to grow in either measure.

“World News Tonight” built on the previous week (w/o 8/19/19) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+354,000/+4% – 8.499 million vs. 8.145 million), Adults 25-54 (+25,000/+2% – 1.578 million vs. 1.553 million) and Adults 18-49 (+47,000/+4% – 1.139 million vs. 1.092 million). “World News Tonight” turned in its largest overall audience in 4 months, best Adults 25-54 number in 12 weeks and strongest Adult 18-49 performance in 5 months—since weeks of 4/22/19, 6/3/19 and 3/18/19, respectively.

“World News Tonight” slashed its Adults 25-54 margin with “NBC Nightly News” year to year (-74% – 41,000 vs. 156,000 for w/o 8/27/18).

For the week, “World News Tonight” beat “CBS Evening News” (5.231 million, 1.031 million and 756,000, respectively) by 3.268 million Total Viewers, by 547,000 Adults 25-54 and by 383,000 Adults 18-49, turning in its largest overall viewer lead in over 24 years—since w/o 4/17/95.

Season to date, “World News Tonight” ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 3rd year in a row after finishing as the No. 1 evening newscast for the last two seasons. “World News Tonight” (8.630 million) leads “NBC Nightly News” (7.969 million) by 661,000, delivering its largest Total Viewer lead in 23 years (since the 1995-1996 season) and “CBS Evening News” (5.879 million) by 2.751 million, posting its biggest Total Viewer advantage in at least 27 years (since at least the start of Nielsen electronic database in 1991-1992 season).

In addition, “World News Tonight” is cutting its season margins with NBC by more than half in both Adults 25-54 (-71% – 22,000 vs. 75,000) and Adults 18-49 (-77% – 19,000 vs. 83,000), posting its closest performances in both key Adult demos in 12 years—since the 2006-2007 season.

NOTE: Due to NFL preseason games on Thursday (8/29/19) and Labor Day Friday (8/30/19), “World News Tonight” was retitled to “Wrld News Tonite.” In addition, due to Labor Day Friday, “CBS Evening News” was retitled to “CBS Evening Nws” and “NBC Nightly News” was retitled to “NBC Nitely News.” The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly averages. World News Tonight” averages are based on three days (Mon-Wed), while “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News” averages are based on four days (Mon-Thurs).

ABC “World News Tonight with David Muir” airs 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of the broadcast.

EVENING NEWS (Week of Aug. 26, 2019):

TOTAL VIEWERS
ADULTS 25-54
ADULTS 18-49
HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT
8,499,000
1.3/7; 1,578,000
0.9/6; 1,139,000
5.6/13
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
7,442,000
1.3/8; 1,619,000
0.8/6; 1,068,000
4.9/12
CBS EVENING NEWS
5,231,000
0.9/5;  1,031,000
0.6/4; 756,000
3.5/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 8/26/19), Previous Week (w/o 8/19/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 8/27/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18 – 9/1/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 9/2/18).  Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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