Wednesday, January 22, 2020

ABC Ratings - January 2020

ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Week of Jan. 13
Jan. 22, 2020

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Jan. 13, 2020

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Week of Jan. 13

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins Year Over Year With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast in 2 Months and 2nd Most-Watched Telecast Overall This Season on Thursday, Jan. 16

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

‘Nightline’ Is Cutting Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ by Double Digits for 3rd Season in a Row in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, Posting Its Closest-Ever Adult 18-49 Performance in 6 Seasons

ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.075 million Total Viewers, 360,000 Adults 25-54 and 260,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of Jan. 13, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (342,000 and 231,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+18,000) and Adults 18-49 (+29,000).  

“Nightline” narrowed its margins year to year with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 25-54 (-8% – 22,000 vs. 24,000) and Adults 18-49 (-20% – 16,000 vs. 20,000).

On Thursday (1/16/20), “Nightline” saw in most-watched telecast (1.377 million) in 2 months (since 11/13/19) and 2nd most-watched telecast overall this season.

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+21,000 – 387,000 vs. 366,000) and Adults 18-49 (+11,000 – 277,000 vs. 266,000).

In addition, “Nightline” is cutting its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by double digits for the 3rd season in a row in both Adults 25-54 (-30% – 65,000 vs. 93,000) and Adults 18-49 (-36% – 47,000 vs. 73,000), posting its closest-ever Adults 18-49 performance in the 6 seasons the two shows have aired in their respective time slots—since the 2014-2015 season.

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included a rare look at the work of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Station 9 on skid row, U.S. families who have been hit with huge surprise medical bills, an interview with St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner on why she filed a complaint against the city and police union, the latest details in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s future, the creativity and controversy of dog grooming competitions and an interview with Suzanne Somers.

NOTE: On Friday (1/17/20), repeat telecast of CBS “The Late Late Show” was retitled to “The Late Late Show-JC.”  In addition, repeat telecasts of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” on Thursday (1/16/20) and Friday. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the weekly and season averages. CBS’ weekly averages are based on three days (Monday-Thursday) and NBC’s weekly averages are based on three days (Monday-Wednesday).

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. EST on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

Week of Jan. 13, 2020:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg 
ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,075,000           360,000/0.3            260,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,257,000           342,000/0.3            231,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,074,000           382,000/0.3            276,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 1/13/20), Previous Week (w/o 1/6/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/14/19). Season to date, Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-1/19/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-1/20/19). 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 News’ ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’ Is America’s Most-Watched Newscast Across the Board – Winning by More Than 1.1 Million Viewers for Second Week in a Row

Jan. 22, 2020

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir”
For Week of Jan. 13, 2020

‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR’ IS AMERICA’S MOST-WATCHED NEWSCAST ACROSS THE BOARD – WINNING BY MORE THAN 1.1 MILLION VIEWERS FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW

‘World News Tonight’ Leads NBC and CBS in Adults 25-54 for All 5 Days of the Week

For the First Time in 24 Years, ‘World News Tonight’ Is the No. 1 Newscast in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Season to Date – Delivering Largest Lead in Both Measures in Decades

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” stood as the No. 1 evening newscast for the 5th consecutive week in all key target demos: Total Viewers (9.277 million), Adults 25-54 (1.865 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.256 million) for the week of Jan. 13, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” outdelivered “NBC Nightly News” (8.084 million, 1.655 million and 1.171 million, respectively) by 1.193 million Total Viewers, 210,000 Adults 25-54 and 85,000 Adults 18-49. In fact, “World News Tonight” turned in its largest overall viewer win over the NBC program in 5 months – since w/o 8/12/19. “World News Tonight” also increased its Total Viewer advantage year to year (+26%; vs. 945,000), winning all 17 weeks of the season and the last 60 weeks overall.

In addition, “World News Tonight”’s run of 5 consecutive Adults 25-54 weekly wins represents its longest in nearly 5 years – since week of 3/9/15 through week of 4/6/15. Further, “World News Tonight” beat “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News” on each of the five nights of the week in the key adult news demo for the first time in over 4½ years – since w/o 4/20/15, based on regular telecasts.

On Monday (1/13/20), “World News Tonight” saw its largest single-day telecast win over “NBC Nightly News” in over 11 years in Total Viewers (+1.658 million – 9.824 million vs. 8.166 million) and over 5 years in Adults 25-54 (+527,000 – 2.113 million vs. 1.586 million) – since 9/11/08 and 10/10/14, respectively, based on regular telecasts.  

On Tuesday (1/14/20), “World News Tonight” delivered its largest single-date win over “CBS Evening News” in Total Viewers (+3.864 million – 9.669 million vs. 5.805 million) and Adults 25-54 (+1.063 million – 2.086 million vs. 1.023 million) in 11 years – since 9/11/08 and 1/20/09, respectively, based on regular telecasts.  

Season to date, “World News Tonight” (8.742 million) ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers at this point of the season for the 3rd consecutive year, based on Most Current DataIn fact, “World News Tonight” is more than doubling its lead over “NBC Nightly News” (7.965 million) from last season (+109% – 777,000 vs. 371,000) to its largest season lead in 24 years—since the 1995-1996 season. “World News Tonight” is beating “CBS Evening News” (5.617 million) by 3.125 million, posting its biggest Total Viewer season advantage in at least 28 years (since at least the start of Nielsen electronic database in the 1991-1992 season).

In addition, “World News Tonight” is No. 1 for the season in Adults 25-54, leading NBC by its largest news demo margin (+27,000 – 1.709 million vs. 1.682 million) in 24 years and taking the top spot for the first time at this point of a season in 12 years—since the 1995-1996 and the 2007-2008 seasons, respectively. “World News Tonight” is also slashing its season margin with NBC in Adults 18-49 (-75% – 16,000 vs. 64,000), seeing its closest gap in 24 years—since the 1995-1996 season.
        
“World News Tonight” is No. 1 in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 season to date for the first time in 24 years—since the 1995-1996 season.

For the week, “World News Tonight” (9.277 million, 1.865 million and 1.256 million, respectively) defeated “CBS Evening News” (5.882 million, 1.083 million and 793,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+3.395 million), Adults 25-54 (+782,000) and Adults 18-49 (+463,000).

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

EVENING NEWS (Week of Jan. 13, 2020):

                            TOTAL VIEWERS   ADULTS 25-54    ADULTS 18-49    HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS 
TONIGHT                                9,277,000              1.5/8 1,865,000      1.0/6; 1,256,000            6.2/14
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS           8,084,000              1.4/7; 1,655,000      0.9/6; 1,171,000           5.2/11
CBS EVENING NEWS            5,882,000              0.9/5; 1,083,000      0.6/4;    793,000           3.9/ 9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 1/13/20), Previous Week (w/o 1/6/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/14/19). Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-1/19/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-1/20/19). Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Averages based on regular telecasts.

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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 Across the Board in First Full Week of the New Year


Jan. 14, 2020



Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For the Week of Jan. 6, 2020



‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 Across the Board in First Full Week of the New Year

‘Nightline’ Scores Double-Digit Gains Week to Week Across the Board 

‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Strongest Numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since November and Best Adults 25-54 Performance Since October

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

‘Nightline’ Is Slashing Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ by Double Digits for 3rd Season in a Row in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, Posting Its Closest-Ever Adult 18-49 Performance in 6 Seasons



ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.168 million), Adults 25-54 (394,000) and Adults 18-49 (285,000-tied) during the week of Jan. 6, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.145 million and 392,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+23,000) and Adults 25-54 (+2,000).



“Nightline” posted double-digit increases week to week (980,000, 320,000 and 230,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+19%), Adults 25-54 (+23%) and Adults 18-49 (+24%), posting its strongest numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since November and best Adults 25-54 performance since October–since weeks of 11/11/19 and 10/21/19, respectively.



Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+21,000 – 388,000 vs. 367,000) and Adults 18-49 (+9,000 – 277,000 vs. 268,000).



In addition, “Nightline” is cutting its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” by double digits for the 3rd season in a row in both Adults 25-54 (-32% – 65,000 vs. 96,000) and Adults 18-49 (-36% – 48,000 vs. 75,000), posting its closest-ever Adults 18-49 performance in the 6 seasons the two shows have aired in their respective time slots—since the 2014-2015 season.



Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included the breaking news of Iran launching 15 ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops, the deadly wildfires in Australia, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announcing they will step away from royal duties and an interview with “Just Mercy” stars and the real-life attorney who exonerated death row inmates.



NOTE: For the week, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was retitled to “The Late Late Show-JC-ENC” due to being encore telecasts. The retitled telecasts will not be included in the season averages.



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. EST on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.



Week of Jan. 6, 2020:



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

ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,168,000           394,000/0.3            285,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,165,000           310,000/0.3            221,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,145,000           392,000/0.3            285,000/0.2



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 1/6/20), Previous Week (w/o 12/30/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/7/19). Season to date, Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-1/12/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-1/13/19). 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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Night 3 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’ Hits 17 Million Viewers

Quick Take for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

Night 3 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’ Hits 17 Million Viewers

ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.3 million and 1.7/9 in AD18-49):
With night 3 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time,” ABC ranked No. 1 on Thursday in both Total Viewers (10.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.7/9), dominating its nearest competitors by 3.5 million viewers (6.8 million for CBS) and by 55% among Adults 18-49 (1.1/6 for Fox). “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” stood as the No. 1 program of the night in Total Viewers (17.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/13), giving ABC its fourth consecutive win this week in the latter Nielsen measure.

“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”: Night 3 (8:00-9:02 p.m. – 17.0 million and 2.5/13 in AD18-49):
“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” grew for the 2nd straight night in Total Viewers to deliver 17.0 million viewerson its third night (+3% vs. 16.5 million for night 2). ABC’s “JEOPARDY!” ranked as Thursday’s dominant No. 1 program in Total Viewers (17.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5/13), standing as the top program for the 3rd night in a row. In fact, “JEOPARDY! GOAT” overshadowed its Thursday competition, towering over the night’s No. 2 show (CBS’ “Young Sheldon”) by 7.0 million viewers (17.0 million vs. 10.0 million) and by more than a full Adult 18-49 rating point (2.5/13 vs. 1.4/8).

Drawing 17.0 million viewers, night 3 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! GOAT” ranked No. 2 among all non-sports telecasts so far this season in Total Viewers, behind only NBC’s “The Golden Globes® Awards.” “JEOPARDY!” stood as the No. 1 entertainment Thursday telecast of the season in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

On average through its first 3 telecasts, ABC’s “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” is averaging 16.5 million Total Viewers and 2.7/13 in Adults 18-49 after 3 days of TV playback. Please note: “JEOPARDY: The Greatest of All Time” resumes tonight, Tuesday, 1/14/20, with night 4 airing at 8:00 p.m.

  • Night 3 of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” jumped to a 2.7 Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms.



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/9/20.

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Night 2 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’ Ranks No. 2 Among All Non-Sports Telecasts This Season With 16.5 Million Viewers


Jan. 13, 2020



Quick Take for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)



Night 2 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’

Grows Over Night 1 to 16.5 Million Viewers



ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Returns With a 2-Year High in Total Viewers



‘Single Parents’ Grows to Its Largest Audience Since December 2018



Series photos are available at wdtvpress.com



ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.3 million and 1.8/9 in AD18-49):

With night 2 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” leading into the first original telecasts in 4 weeks of “Modern Family,” “Single Parents” and “Stumptown,” ABC won Wednesday night in Adults 18-49, topping runner-up NBC by 6% (1.8/9 vs. 1.7/9). ABC claimed Wednesday’s Top 2 highest-rated programs in Adults 18-49, with night 2 of “JEOPARDY!” and “Modern Family,” respectively. In fact, ABC ranked No. 1 and claimed the No. 1 program for the 3rd straight night among Adults 18-49.



“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”: Night 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 16.5 million and 2.7/13 in AD18-49):

Night 2 of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” grew over the prior night to average 16.5 million viewers (+2% vs. 16.1 million). On its second night, “JEOPARDY!” held exactly even with night 1 among Adults 18-49 (2.7/13). “JEOPARDY! GOAT” stood as Wednesday’s dominant No. 1 program in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. In fact, ABC’s “JEOPARDY!” outdrew its nearest competition on the night (NBC’s “Chicago Fire”) by 5.5 million Total Viewers (16.5 million vs. 11.0 million).



With 16.5 million viewers, night 2 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! GOAT” stood as the No. 2 non-sports telecast so far this season in Total Viewers, behind NBC’s “The Golden Globes® Awards.” Excluding only the deciding game of Fox’s “2019 World Series,” “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” ranked as the most-watched Wednesday telecast of the season, drawing a larger audience than every telecast of Fox’s “The Masked Singer.”



·      Night 2 of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” spiked to a 2.9 Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of delayed viewing across all platforms, holding even with the prior night.



“Modern Family” (9:00-9:31 p.m. – 8.2 million and 2.1/10 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Modern Family” returned with a 2-year high in Total Viewers (8.2 million) and a 1-year high among Adults 18-49 (2.1/10) – since 1/17/18 and 1/23/19, respectively. Modern Family” ranked as the No. 2 program of the night in Adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s “JEOPARDY!”



“Single Parents” (9:31-10:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):

On its first original of the year, ABC’s “Single Parents” drew its largest overall audience (4.6 million) since December 2018 and scored its highest-rated telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6) since January 2019 – 12/12/18 and 1/30/19, respectively.



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/8/20.



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Night 1 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’ Delivers 16.1 Million Total Viewers


Jan. 13, 2020



Quick Take for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)



Night 1 of ABC’s ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’

Ranks No. 2 Among All Non-Sports Telecasts This Season in Viewers



ABC’s ‘mixed-ish’ and ‘black-ish’ Return With Their Top-Rated Telecasts

in Adults 18-49, Since Their September Season Premieres





Series photos are available at wdtvpress.com



ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 8.4 million and 1.5/7 in AD18-49):

With night 1 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” leading into the returns of “mixed-ish,” “black-ish” and “Emergence,” ABC ranked No. 1 on Tuesday night in Adults 18-49, beating runner-up CBS by 15% (1.5/7 vs. 1.3/6). In fact, ABC won its 2nd night in a row among Adults 18-49, with “The Bachelor” premiere giving the Net the win on Monday.



“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”: Night 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 16.1 million and 2.7/13 in AD18-49):

Night 1 of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” averaged 16.1 million Total Viewers and 2.7/13 among Adults 18-49 after 3 days of TV playback. JEOPARDY! GOAT” easily ranked as Tuesday’s No. 1 program, towering over its nearest competition (CBS’ “NCIS”) in Total Viewers by 3.0 million viewers (16.1 million vs. 13.1 million) and in Adults 18-49 by 93% (2.7/13 vs. 1.4/7).



Night 1 of ABC’s “JEOPARDY! GOAT” ranked No. 2 among all non-sports telecasts so far this season in Total Viewers, behind only NBC’s “The Golden Globes® Awards.” Excluding only Game 6 of Fox’s “2019 World Series,” “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” stood as the most-watched Tuesday telecast of the season, drawing a larger audience than every telecast of CBS’ “NCIS” and NBC’s “This Is Us.”



·      “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” grew to a 2.9 Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms.



“mixed-ish” (9:00-9:30 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):

On its first telecast of the year, ABC’s “mixed-ish” returned with a series high in Total Viewers, growing over its most recent telecast by 44% (5.3 million vs. 3.7 million) and hit a best-since-premiere rating among Adults 18-49 (since 9/24/19), improving over its last telecast by 50% (1.2/6 vs. 0.8/4).



“black-ish” (9:30-10:00 p.m. – 4.0 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):

Returning for its first telecast of 2020, ABC’s “black-ish” was up over its most recent telecast by 5% in Total Viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.8 million) to draw its biggest audience in 3 months and shot up by 25% among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 vs. 0.8/4) to match its highest-rated telecast since its season premiere – since 9/24/19.



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/7/20.



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ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Scores Its Strongest Premiere in 3 Years in Adults 18-49


Jan. 13, 2020



Quick Take for Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)



ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Scores Its Strongest Premiere in 3 Years

and Dominates as Monday’s No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49



ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 2.4/12 in AD18-49):

Featuring the 3-hour season premiere of “The Bachelor,” ABC scored a new Monday season high among Adults 18-49 (2.4/12) and delivered its highest-rated Monday with entertainment programming since March 2019 – 3/11/19. ABC ranked as Monday’s No. 1 network in Adults 18-49, dominating NBC’s night of premieres by 50% (1.6/8 for “AGT: The Champions” and “Manifest”) and winning its first Monday this season.



·       ABC’s “The Bachelor” grew over last season’s premiere by double digits in Total Viewers (+15% – 7.5 million vs. 6.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 2.4/12 vs. 2.0/7) to score its strongest premiere in 3 years – since its January 2017 premiere (on 1/2/17).



·       “The Bachelor” opened as Monday’s dominant No. 1 program in Adults 18-49 (2.4/12), towering over runners-up NBC’s “AGT: The Champions” premiere (1.6/8) and “Manifest” premiere (1.6/9) by 50% each.



·       “The Bachelor” grew by +0.5 ratings points among Adults 18-49 from L+SD to L+3 and picked up additional +1.1 rating points in digital playback, jumping to a 3.5 rating after 3 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms – an increase of +84% over its initial L+SD rating (3.5 rating vs. 1.9 rating).



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/6/20.



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ABC News’ ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’ Wins Across the Board for 3rd Week in a Row – No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir”
For Week of Dec. 30, 2019

‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR’ WINS ACROSS THE BOARD FOR 3RD WEEK IN A ROW–No. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49

For the First Time in 24 Years ‘World News Tonight’ Is America’s Most-Watched Newscast Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Season to Date

‘World News Tonight’ Leads NBC by 636,000 Viewers and CBS by More Than 3 Million for the Week

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” stood as the No. 1 evening newscast for the 3rd consecutive week in all key target demos: Total Viewers (8.810 million), Adults 25-54 (1.770 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.256 million) for the week of Dec. 30, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “World News Tonight” outperformed “NBC Nightly News” (8.174 million, 1.657 million and 1.174 million, respectively) by 636,000 Total Viewers, 113,000 Adults 25-54 and 82,000 Adults 18-49.

In addition, “World News Tonight” widened its Total Viewer advantage year to year (+25% – 636,000 vs. 510,000), winning all 15 weeks of the season and the last 58 weeks overall.

“World News Tonight” saw gains over the previous week in Total Viewers (+686,000/+8% – 8.810 million vs. 8.124 million), Adults 25-54 (+278,000/+19% – 1.770 million vs. 1.492 million) and Adults 18-49 (+225,000/+22% – 1.256 million vs. 1.031 million).

Season to date, “World News Tonight” (8.620 million) ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers at this point of the season for the 4th consecutive year, based on Most Current Data. In fact, “World News Tonight” is more than doubling its lead over “NBC Nightly News”(7.904 million) from last season (+124% – 716,000 vs. 319,000) to its largest season lead in 24 years—since the 1995-1996 season. “World News Tonight” is beating”CBS Evening News” (5.554 million) by 3.066 million, posting its biggest Total Viewer season advantage in at least 28 years (since at least the start of Nielsen electronic database in the 1991-1992 season).

In addition, “World News Tonight” is No. 1 for the season in Adults 25-54, leading NBC by 1,000 news demo viewers (1.670 million vs. 1.669 million) and taking the top spot for the first time at this point of a season in 12 years—since the 2007-08 season. “World News Tonight” is also slashing its season margin with NBC in Adults 18-49 (-57% – 31,000 vs. 72,000), seeing its closest gap in 23 years—since the 1996-97 season.

“World News Tonight” is No. 1 in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 season to date for the first time in 24 years—since the 1995-96 season.

For the week, “World News Tonight” (8.810 million, 1.770 million and 1.256 million, respectively) beat “CBS Evening News” (5.686 million, 995,000 and 734,000, respectively) by 3.124 million Total Viewers, 775,000 Adults 25-54 and 522,000 Adults 18-49.

NOTE: During New Year’s week, “World News Tonight” was retitled to “Wrld News Tonite” on Monday (12/30/19) and was coded as a special on Tuesday (12/31/19) and Wednesday (1/1/20); “CBS Evening News” was retitled to “CBS Evening Nws” on Monday and Tuesday and coded as a special on Wednesday; “NBC Nightly News” was coded as specials on Tuesday and Wednesday. All specialed and retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC’s and CBS’ weekly averages are based on two days (Thurs and Fri), while NBC’s averages are based on three days (Mon, Thurs-Fri).

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

EVENING NEWS (Week of Dec. 30, 2019):

TOTAL VIEWERS
ADULTS 25-54
ADULTS 18-49
HOUSEHOLDS
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT
8,810,000
1.5/7; 1,770,000
1.0/6; 1,256,000
5.7/13
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
8,174,000
1.4/7; 1,657,000
0.9/6 1,174,000
5.2/11
CBS EVENING NEWS
5,686,000
0.8/4; 995,000
0.6/ 4; 734,000
3.8/ 8

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 12/30/19), Previous Week (w/o 12/23/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 12/31/18). Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-1/5/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/19-1/6/19). Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Averages based on regular telecasts.

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