Friday, February 21, 2020

ABC Ratings - February 2020

ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Premiere Is Sunday’s No. 1 Broadcast Show in Adults 18-49 and Opens With Its Top Telecast in Nearly 1 Year
Quick Take for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)
ABC Dominates Sunday by 86% in Adults 18-49 Over Its Nearest Broadcast Rival
‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Returns With Season Highs
ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Premiere Opens With Its Top Telecast in Nearly 1 Year
ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.0 million and 1.3/6 in AD18-49):
With “America’s Funniest Home Videos” back in originals leading into the season premiere of “American Idol” from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC ranked as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast network in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6), dominating its nearest competition by 86% (0.7/4 for CBS and Fox tie). Excluding the nights of “The Oscars®” and “The AMAs,” ABC delivered its best Sunday performance this season in both Total Viewers (7.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/6).
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00-8:00 p.m. – 6.0 million and 0.9/5 in AD18-49):
With its first original telecast in 4 weeks, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” shot up over its most recent original by 43% in Total Viewers (6.0 million and 4.2 million) to hit a new season high and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/5 vs. 0.6/2) to score its highest-rated original telecast this season.
“American Idol” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 9.5 million and 1.8/9 in AD18-49):
Premiering in February over the Presidents Day holiday for the first time (the prior two seasons had launched in March), the 3rd season premiere of ABC’s “American Idol” stood as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program in Adults 18-49 (1.8/9). Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m., the “American Idol” premiere marked ABC’s strongest performance in the 2-hour time slot with series programming since April 2019 in Total Viewers (9.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/9) – since 4/28/19. In fact, “American Idol” grew by 13% over its finale telecast last May to tie its highest-rated telecast since in nearly 1 year in Adults 18-49 – since 3/3/19. In addition, the premiere of “American Idol” improved over last season’s average on Sunday night by 8% in Total Viewers (9.5 million vs. 8.8 million) and by 13% among Adults 18-49 (1.8/9 vs. 1.6/7).
  • The premiere of “American Idol” garnered 1.6 million total social interactions on Sunday across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, jumping 85% over last season’s opener (on 3/3/19).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 2/16/20. Nielsen Social for 2/16/20.
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ABC’s Debut of ‘For Life’ Delivers a Cumulative 1.9 Rating Among Adults 18-49

Feb. 20, 2020
Quick Take for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
(National Live+7 Day Program Ratings)

ABC’s Debut of ‘For Life’ Delivers a Cumulative 1.9 Rating Among Adults 18-49

‘For Life’ Marks ABC’s Strongest Performance in the Hour Since October

‘For Life’ Is the Biggest Playback Gainer for a New Midseason Drama Premiere

“For Life” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49):
·       The debut episode of ABC’s “For Life” delivered a cumulative 1.9/10 among Adults 18-49 and drew a combined cumulative audience of 8.4 million Total Viewers for its premiere airing Tuesday (L+7) and rebroadcast on Sunday (L+SD).

·       “For Life” improved over the season average of “Emergence” in the Tuesday 10:00 p.m. hour by 30% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 vs. 1.0/5). In fact, the debut of “For Life” marked ABC’s highest Adult 18-49 rating in the hour with series programming since Oct. 1.

·       “For Life” scored the biggest playback increase from L+SD to L+7 for any new midseason drama premiere this season among Adults 18-49 (+86%).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+7 Day Program Ratings, 2/11/20.

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‘The View’ Improves Week to Week, in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, Posting Its Strongest Performance in the Key Women Demos in 5 Weeks

Ratings Report for ABC’s “The View”
For Week of Feb. 10, 2020

 ‘The View’ Improves Week to Week, in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49,
Posting Its Strongest Performance in the Key Women Demos in 5 Weeks

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Ranks Among the Top 4 of
All Network and Syndicated Daytime Talk Shows and News Programs

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.559 million Total Viewers, 368,000 Women 25-54 and 262,000 Women 18-49, during the week of Feb. 10, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“The View” improved week-to-week in Women 25-54 (+9% – 368,000 vs. 339,000) and Women 18-49 (+17% – 262,000 vs. 223,000), posting its strongest key Women performances in 5 weeks – since  w/o 1/6/20.

Season to date, amongst all network and syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs (21 total), “The View” (2.605 million) ranks No. 4, trailing only “Dr. Phil” (3.392 million), “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (2.796 million) and “Ellen” (2.758 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 2/10/20), Previous Week (w/o 2/3/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 2/3/19). Season averages: Most Current: 2019-2020 Broadcast Networks (9/2/19-2/16/20) and Syndication Season (9/9/19-2/9/20). Averages based on regular telecasts.

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‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures


Feb. 19, 2020



Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of Feb. 10, 2020



‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week in All Key Measures



‘Nightline’ Beats CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for 8th Straight Week



‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins Week to Week and Year Over Year With NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Across the Board



Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, Outpacing the CBS Program in Both Adult Demos for the 5th Season in a Row



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

6 Seasons



ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.061 million Total Viewers, 362,000 Adults 25-54 and 262,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of Feb. 10, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” defeated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (317,000 and 221,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+45,000) and Adults 18-49 (+41,000) for 8th straight week.



“Nightline” improved week to week (1.021 million, 333,000 and 249,000, respectively, for w/o 2/3/20) in Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%).



“Nightline” narrowed its week-to-week gaps with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (-52% – 59,000 vs. 122,000), Adults 25-54 (-41% – 48,000 vs. 82,000) and Adults 18-49 (-60% – 21,000 vs. 53,000).



“Nightline” cut its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” year to year in Total Viewers (-13% – 59,000 vs. 68,000), Adults 25-54 (-20% – 48,000 vs. 60,000) and Adults 18-49 (-56% – 21,000 vs. 48,000).



Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+27,000 – 385,000 vs. 358,000) and Adults 18-49 (+19,000 – 276,000 vs. 257,000), leading the CBS program in both key Adult demos in all 5 seasons that the two programs have aired in their respective time periods—since the 2015-2016 season.



In addition, “Nightline” is cutting its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the 3rd season in a row in both Adults 25-54 (-33% – 61,000 vs. 91,000) and Adults 18-49 (-42% – 42,000 vs. 72,000), 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.



Last week “Nightline” had coverage of the New Hampshire primary, the novel coronavirus outbreak, new details in the investigation of an Idaho mom whose children went missing in September, the latest details in the case against a reality TV surgeon and his girlfriend accused of drugging and raping women who have denied the allegations, an interview with singer Rebecca Black and the effects of the Parkland shooting two years later.



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 Feb. 10, 2020:



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

ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,061,000           362,000/0.3            262,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,159,000           317,000/0.3            221,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,120,000           410,000/0.3            283,000/0.2



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 2/10/20), Previous Week (w/o 2/3/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 2/11/19). Season to date, Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-2/16/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-2/17/19). 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 Increases Its Winning Advantage to 67% Over Its Nearest Competition on Thursday in Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

ABC Increases Its Winning Advantage to 67% Over
Its Nearest Competition on Thursday in Adults 18-49

ABC Thursday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 1.5/8 in AD18-49):
With its 3-hour drama line-up, ABC ranked as Thursday’s dominant No. 1 network in Adults 18-49 (1.5/8), increasing its lead over the nearest competition to 67% in the L+3 numbers (0.9/5 for Fox, NBC and CBS) versus a 29% advantage in L+SD.

At 8:00 p.m., “Station 19” won the hour among Adults 18-49 (1.3/7), beating comedies on CBS by 8% (1.2/7), on NBC by 44% (0.9/5) and on Fox by 44% (0.9/5). In fact, the ABC drama ranked as the No. 1 program in Thursday’s 8:00 p.m. hour for the 4th straight week with Adults 18-49. “Station 19” inched up week to week in Total Viewers (+1% – 7.7 million vs. 7.6 million) to its most-watched telecast since its season premiere—since 1/23/20.

“Grey’s Anatomy” emerged as Thursday’s No. 1 program among Adults 18-49 (1.9/10), beating runner-up CBS’ “Young Sheldon” by 5-tenths of a rating point in L+3 (1.4/8) after trailing 1-tenth behind in L+SD and standing as the night’s highest-rated program for the 4th consecutive week. “Grey’s Anatomy” grew over the prior week in Total Viewers (+4% – 8.3 million vs. 8.0 million) to draw its biggest audience since its mid-season return—since 1/23/20.

  • “Grey’s Anatomy” nearly doubled (+90%) its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of TV playback and stood as Thursday’s No. 1 playback gainer (+0.9 rating points).



“A Million Little Things” ranked No. 1 in the Thursday 10:00 p.m. hour among Adults 18-49 in the L+3 numbers (1.3/7), tying “Law & Order: SVU” after standing 1-tenth of a rating point behind the NBC drama in L+SD.

  • “A Million Little Things” more than doubled its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating (+117%) for the first time this season and matched a season-high playback lift in Total Viewers (+2.80 million viewers).



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 2/13/20.

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ABC Grows to Its Most-Watched Monday Since November

Quick Take for Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

ABC Grows to Its Most-Watched Monday Since November

ABC Claims the Night’s Top 2 Highest-Rated Shows in Adults 18-49

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 8.1 million and 2.0/10 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” ABC dominated Monday by 54% among Adults 18-49 over its nearest competition (2.0/10 vs. 1.3/6 for Fox and NBC – tie), ranking as the night’s No. 1 broadcaster on all six Mondays so far this year. ABC claimed Monday’s Top 2 shows in Adults 18-49 with “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” respectively. The Net grew week to week by 14% in Total Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.1 million) to deliver its most-watched Monday since November – since 11/25/19.

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.5 million and 2.2/11 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “The Bachelor” ranked as Monday’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (2.2/11), standing as the night’s highest-rated series for the 6th consecutive week. In addition, “The Bachelor” widened its advantage over NBC’s “AGT: The Champions” to a full ratings points in the L+3 numbers (2.2/10 vs. 1.2/6) compared to an 8-tenths lead in L+SD. “The Bachelor” grew over its week-ago Monday telecast by 6% in Total Viewers (7.5 million vs. 7.1 million) and by 5% among Adults 18-49 (2.2/11 vs. 2.1/10).

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.4 million and 1.6/9 in AD18-49):
Returning from the prior week’s pre-emption, “The Good Doctor” built over its most recent telecast two weeks earlier by 7% among Adults 18-49 (1.6/9 vs. 1.5/8) to tie its highest-rated telecast of the year. ABC’s “The Good Doctor” emerged as Monday’s No. 2 show in Adults 18-49 in the L+3 numbers (1.6/9), moving up from No. 4 in L+SD and leapfrogging over Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star” (1.5/7) and “AGT: The Champions” (1.2/6) after standing behind both shows in L+SD. In addition, “The Good Doctor” beat NBC’s 10:00 p.m. drama (“Manifest”) by its largest margin yetamong Adults 18-49 (+23% – 1.6/9 vs. 1.3/7).

  • ABC’s “The Good Doctor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in Total Viewers (+3.81 million) and Adults 18-49 (+0.7 rating points – tied with “Manifest”).



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 2/10/20.

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ABC’s Live Episode of ‘The Conners’ Marks the Series’ Most-Watched Telecast of the Season

Quick Take for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s Live Episode of ‘The Conners’ Marks the Series’
Most-Watched Telecast of the Season



“The Conners” (8:00-8:30 p.m. – 6.3 million and 1.1/6 in AD18-49):

  • In a first for the show, a special live episode of ABC’s “The Conners” shot up over its last original telecast two weeks ago by 19% in Total Viewers (6.3 million vs. 5.3 million) to deliver its most-watched telecast this season. In addition, “The Conners” jumped over its most-recent original by 22% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/6 vs. 0.9/5).

  • “The Conners” ranked No. 1 in its 8:00 p.m. half-hour among Adults 18-49, topping CBS’ “NCIS” by 10% (1.0/5) and NBC’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” by 38% (0.8/4).



  • The ABC comedy stood as Tuesday’s No. 2 TV show with Adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s “This Is Us.” In fact, “The Conners” virtually tied “This Is Us” in Total Viewers (6.34 million vs. 6.37 million).

  • The live episode of “The Conners” marked the series’ most-social telecast this season, with nearly 40,000 total social interactions (39,877) across Instagram (57%), Twitter (23%) and Facebook (19%).



Writers note: the East and West coast broadcasts were both performed live.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 2/11/20. Nielsen Social Content Ratings: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram total interactions based total linear interactions for 2/11/20.

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ABC Wins All 3 Hours of Thursday’s Prime Time in Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

ABC Wins All 3 Hours of Thursday’s Prime Time in Adults 18-49

ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.4 million and 1.5/8 in AD18-49):
With its 3-hour drama lineup, ABC solidified its rank as Thursday’s No. 1 network in Adults 18-49 (1.5/8), increasing its lead over nearest competition to 5-tenths of a rating point in the L+3 numbers (1.0/5 for Fox) versus a 3-tenths advantage in L+SD. In fact, ABC won all 3 hours of the night in Adults 18-49. The Net claimed the night’s Top 2 highest-rated shows among Adults 18-49 with “Grey’s Anatomy” and “A Million Little Things,” respectively.

“Station 19” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 7.6 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49):
At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Station 19” ranked No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-49 (1.3/7), topping comedies on CBS by 8% (1.2/6 for “Young Sheldon” and “Unicorn”), on Fox by 30% (1.0/5 for “Last Man Standing” and “Outmatched”) and on NBC by 44% (0.9/5 for 1-hour premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”). “Station 19” held even week to week in the L+3 numbers in both Total Viewers (7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/7) after trailing behind the prior week in L+SD.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:01 p.m. – 8.0 million and 1.9/9 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” stood as Thursday’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (1.9/9) and as the night’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback (+0.8 rating points). The ABC drama dominated the 9:00 p.m. hour in Total Viewers (8.0 million) by 1 million viewers over its closest competitor (CBS = 7.0 million) and in Adults 18-49 by 1 full rating point (0.9 rating for CBS and Fox – tie).

“A Million Little Things” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 7.0 million and 1.4/8 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “A Million Little Things” grew over the prior week in Total Viewers (+3% – 6.5 million vs. 6.3 million) and soared by double digits in Adults 18-49 (+17% – 1.4/8 vs. 1.2/7) to tie its highest-rated telecast this year. “AMLT” won its 10:00 p.m. hour with Adults 18-49 (1.4/8), beating NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” by 17% (1.2/7) and doubling CBS’ debut of “Tommy” (+100% – 0.7/4). The ABC drama emerged as Thursday’s No. 2 program in Adults 18-49 in the L+3 numbers (1.4/8), moving up from No. 5 in L+SD.

  • “A Million Little Things” grew by +100% among Adults 18-49 from L+SD to L+3 for the 3rd straight week and matched its biggest playback lift this season in Total Viewers (+2.80 million viewers). ABC’s “AMLT” was Thursday’s No. 2 playback gainer in Adults 18-49 (+0.7 rating points).



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 2/6/20.

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‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for 7th Consecutive Week

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of Feb. 3, 2020

‘Nightline’ Outdelivers CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and
Adults 18-49 for 7th Consecutive Week

‘Nightline’ Narrows Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Year Over Year 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, Outpacing the CBS Program for the 5th Season in a Row

‘Nightline’ Is Cutting Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ for the 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 1.021 million Total Viewers, 333,000 Adults 25-54 and 249,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of Feb. 3, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (284,000 and 197,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+49,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000) for 7th consecutive week.

“Nightline” cut its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” from the same week last year in Adults 25-54 (-12% – 82,000 vs. 93,000) and Adults 18-49 (-20% – 53,000 vs. 66,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+27,000 – 386,000 vs. 359,000) and Adults 18-49 (+17,000 – 276,000 vs. 259,000), leading the CBS program in both key Adult demos in all 5 seasons that the two programs have aired in their respective time periods—since the 2015-2016 season.

In addition, “Nightline” is cutting its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the 3rd season in a row in both Adults 25-54 (-35% – 60,000 vs. 92,000) and Adults 18-49 (-41% – 43,000 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.

Last week “Nightline” had coverage of the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union address, the Senate’s vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, ABC News’ Democratic Debate in New Hampshire, and interviews with Shannon Doherty and Diane Keaton.

NOTE: On Friday (2/7/20), repeat telecast of CBS “The Late Late Show” was retitled to “The Late Late Show-JC.” The telecasts are not included in the weekly averages. CBS’ weekly averages are based on four days (Monday-Thursday).

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 Feb. 3, 2020:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,021,000           333,000/0.3            249,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,157,000           284,000/0.2            197,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,143,000           415,000/0.3            302,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 2/3/20), Previous Week (w/o 1/27/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 2/3/19). Season to date, Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-2/9/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-2/10/19). 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 Is Monday's No. 1 Broadcaster for the 5th Straight Week With ‘The Bachelor’ as the Night’s No. 1 Series on All 5 Weeks in Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

ABC Is Monday’s No. 1 Broadcaster in Adults 18-49 for the 5th Straight Week
With ‘The Bachelor’ as the Night’s No. 1 Series on All 5 Weeks

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.1 million and 2.1/10 in AD18-49):
With a 3-hour edition of “The Bachelor,” ABC ranked as Monday’s No. 1 network in Adults 18-49 (2.1/10), standing as the night’s highest-rated broadcaster for the 5th straight week. ABC dominated runner-up Fox on the night by 31% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/10 vs. 1.6/7), as well as all-original lineups on NBC by 62% (1.3/7) and on CBS by 133% (0.9/5). ABC grew over the prior week by 11% among Adults 18-49 to match its highest-rated Monday in 4 weeks – since 1/6/20.

  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (2.1/10) to qualify as the night’s top-rated series for the 5th week in a row.



  • “The Bachelor” towered over each of the highest-rated shows on the other networks, beating Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star” by 17% (1.8/8), NBC’s “Manifest” by 50% (1.4/7) and CBS’ “The Neighborhood” by 91% (1.1/6). In addition, “The Bachelor” widened its advantage over NBC’s “AGT: The Champions” to 8-tenths of a rating point in the L+3 numbers (2.1/10 vs. 1.3/6) compared to a 5-tenths lead in L+SD. “The Bachelor” held even week to week among Adults 18-49.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 2/3/20.

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‘The Oscars®’ Draws 23.6 Million Viewers to Stand as the Season’s No. 1 Awards


Feb. 10, 2020 


Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 – Based on Nielsen L+SD Fast National Ratings


‘The Oscars® Draws 23.6 Million Viewers to Stand as the Season’s No. 1 Awards Show by Wide Margins Over the ‘GRAMMYS®’ and ‘Globes® 

Award Show Dominates Sunday’s Social Conversations

“The Oscars®(8:00-11:21 p.m.)

ABC’s 2020 telecast of “The Oscars” attracted an average audience of 23.6 million Total Viewers and a 5.3 rating in Adults 18-49 based on Nielsen’s Live + Same Day Fast National ratings. 



·       ABC’s 2020 “Oscars” telecast stood as TV’s most-watched entertainment special in 1 year – since ABC’s 2019 “Oscars” telecast on 2/24/19.



·       Television’s biggest awards show, ABC’s “The Oscars” stood well above other key award shows this year, towering over the 2020 “GRAMMY® Awards” by 4.9 million viewers (18.7 million on 1/26/20) and the 2020 “Golden Globe® Awards” by 5.3 million viewers (18.3 million on 1/5/20).



Social Activity (Nielsen Social)

“The Oscars” dominated Sunday night’s social conversation with 20.6 million total social interactions (Twitter: 67%, Instagram: 26% and Facebook: 6%). Social activity was up 16% from 2019 across comparable metrics (Total Twitter, Facebook Owned and Instagram Owned).



Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day Fast National Program Ratings for 2/9/20 unless stated otherwise. Nielsen Social Content Ratings: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram total interactions based total linear interactions for 2/9/20.



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ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for Week of Jan. 27


Feb. 4, 2020



Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of Jan. 27, 2020



‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for Week of Jan. 27



‘Nightline’ Delivers Its Largest Lead Over NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 3 Months and Biggest Adults 18-49 Advantage in 7 Months



‘Nightline’ Posts Its Largest Lead Over CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ in Both Key Adult Demos in 6 Months



‘Nightline’ Improves Week to Week by Double-Digits Across the Board, Drawing Its Strongest Numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 3 Months and Best Adults 18-49 Performance in 7 Months



‘Nightline’ Scores Its Most-Watched Telecast on Monday, Jan. 27, and Best Adults 18-49 Delivery on Thursday, Jan. 30, in Over 2 Months, Marking the 2nd-Best Performances Overall This Season in Each Respective Demo



Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, Outpacing the CBS Program for the 5th Season in a Row



‘Nightline’ Is Cutting Its Margins With NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ for the 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 (1.181 million), Adults 25-54 (416,000) and Adults 18-49 (303,000) during the week of Jan. 27, 2020, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.129 million, 322,000 and 230,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+52,000), Adults 25-54 (+94,000) and Adults 18-49 (+73,000), posting its largest leads in both key Adult demos in 6 months—since w/o 7/29/19.



In addition, “Nightline” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.061 million, 370,000 and 255,000, respectively) by its largest leads in Total Viewers (+120,000) and Adults 25-54 (+46,000) in 3 months and biggest Adults 18-49 advantage (+48,000) in 7 months—since weeks of 10/21/19 and 6/10/19, respectively.



“Nightline” posted double-digit increases week to week (1.048 million, 350,000 and 245,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+24%), posting its strongest numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 3 months and best Adults 18-49 performance in 7 months—since weeks of 10/21/19 and 6/10/19, respectively.



“Nightline” delivered its most-watched telecast on Monday (1.484 million on 1/27/20) and best Adults 18-49 delivery on Thursday (369,000 on 1/30/20) in over 2 months—since 11/13/19. In fact, each telecast stood as “Nightline’s” 2nd-best performances overall this season in each respective demo.



Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 (+25,000 – 388,000 vs. 363,000) and Adults 18-49 (+15,000 – 277,000 vs. 262,000), leading the CBS program in both key Adult demos in all 5 seasons that the two programs have aired in their respective time periods—since the 2015-2016 season.



In addition, “Nightline” is cutting its margins with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the 3rd season in a row in both Adults 25-54 (-36% – 58,000 vs. 90,000) and Adults 18-49 (-43% – 21,000 vs. 72,000), 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 unexpected death of Kobe Bryant and details of the investigation into the helicopter crash, survivors of Auschwitz 75 years after the liberation, and an interview with the director of Oscar-nominated film 1917.”



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. 27, 2020:



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

ABC’s “Nightline”                                 1,181,000           416,000/0.3            303,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                   1,129,000           322,000/0.3            230,000/0.2

NBC’s “Late Night”                                1,061,000           370,000/0.3            255,000/0.2



Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, Current Week (w/o 1/27/20), Previous Week (w/o 1/20/20) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/28/19). Season to date, Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-2/2/20) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18-2/3/19). 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 Claims Monday's No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49 With ‘The Bachelor’ and in Viewers With ‘The Good Doctor’


Feb. 3, 2020

Quick Take for Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)



ABC Is Monday’s No. 1 Network in Viewers and Adults 18-49 

‘The Bachelor’ Is Monday’s No. 1 Series for the 4th Straight Week in Adults 18-49 

ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast of the Year



ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 8.0 million and 1.9/9 in AD18-49):

With “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” ABC ranked as Monday’s No. 1 network in Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), increasing its lead over runner-up NBC to 6-tenths of a rating point in the L+3 numbers (1.3/7) versus a 4-tenths advantage in L+SD. In addition, ABC inched past NBC to emerge as the night’s most-watched network (8.04 million vs. 8.03 million) after 3 days of TV playback. ABC claimed Monday’s Top 2 shows in Adults 18-49 with “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” respectively, and the night’s No. 1 show in Total Viewers with “The Good Doctor.”



“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.2 million and 2.1/10 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “The Bachelor” solidified its rank as Monday’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (2.1/10), standing as the night’s highest-rated series for the 4th straight week. “The Bachelor” dominated NBC’s “AGT: The Champions” for the 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (+50% – 2.1/10 vs. 1.4/6). In fact, The Bachelor” further distanced itself from “AGT: The Champions” in the L+3 numbers, widening its advantage to 7-tenths of a rating point compared to a 5-tenths lead in L+SD.



“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.6 million and 1.5/8 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” emerged as Monday’s No. 1 show in Total Viewers in L+3, leapfrogging over “AGT: The Champions” to lead by 1 million viewers (9.6 million vs. 8.6 million) and moving up from No. 3 in L+SD. For the 2nd straight week, “The Good Doctor” grew to rank as the night’s No. 2 show and No. 1 scripted show in Adults 18-49 in the L+3 numbers (1.5/8), leading Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star” (1.4/7) and “AGT: The Champions” (1.4/6) by 7% each. “The Good Doctor” grew for the 2nd consecutive week in Total Viewers (+4% – 9.6 million vs. 9.2 million) to deliver it most-watched telecast of the year.



·       ABC’s The Good Doctor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in Total Viewers (+3.94 million) and Adults 18-49 (+0.7 rating points – tied with NBC’s “Manifest”).



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/27/20.



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