**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of Feb. 20, 2023
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE 6TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK
Nightline Hits 4-Week High in the Key Adult News Demo
'Nightline' Posts Week-To-Week Gains in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season To Date, 'Nightline' Leads CBS' 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in All Key Target Demos
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (840,000) for the 6th week in a row, during the week of Feb. 20, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. In fact, "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Total Viewers in 12 of the last 13 weeks. In addition, "Nightline" beat the CBS program in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.
"Nightline" saw week-to-week increases in Adults 25-54 (+12% - 211,000 - 189,000) and Adults 18-49 (+9% - 132,000 vs. 121,000), hitting a 4-week high in the key Adult news demo ― since w/o 1/23/23.
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+7% - 911,000 vs. 851,000). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos.
This week "Nightline" covered Ukraine's one year of war; "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir's exclusive interview with President Biden from Warsaw, Poland; IMPACT x Nightline's episode about the high demand for diabetes drugs leading to critical disparities for patients; how a teen's death puts spotlight on escalating bullying trends; ABC News Studios new documentary "Rap Trap: Hip-Hop on Trial"; media stars reuniting to honor the first Black-owned TV station; and Jane Lynch's return to "Party Down" after a decade wait.
NOTE: On Monday, all three programs were coded as specials due to the Presidents' Day Holiday. The specialed telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC's, CBS' and NBC's weekly averages are based on four days (Tuesday-Friday).
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. Eman Varoqua is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 p.m.-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. 20, 2023:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 840,000 211,000/0.2 132,000/0.1
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 680,000 153,000/0.1 102,000/0.1
NBC's "Late Night" 719,000 241,000/0.2 186,000/0.1
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 2/20/23), Previous Week (w/o 2/13/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 2/21/22). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19/22 - 2/26/23), Season 2021-2022 (9/20/21 - 2/27/22), Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.