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[10/17/17 - 12:31 PM]
"Nightline" Wins in Total Viewers for Third Week in a Row This Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 9-13.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report: ABC News' "Nightline" For Week of October 9, 2017

'Nightline' Wins in Total Viewers For Third Week in a Row This Season

'Nightline' Beats CBS in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

Season to Date, Nightline' Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.404 million) during the week of October 9, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.336 million) by 68,000 and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.368 million) by 36,000 to win the first three weeks of the 2017-18 season.

"Nightline" also defeated CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 (+16,000 - 489,000 vs. 473,000) and Adults 18-49 (+10,000 - 355,000 vs. 345,000).

"Nightline" narrowed its year-to-year margins with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Adults 25-54 (-2% - 86,000 vs. 88,000) and Adults 18-49 (-16% - 102,000 vs. 121,000).

"Nightline" had the No. 1 telecast during the week in Total Viewers (1.562 million) with its Monday airing (10/9/17), outdrawing every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Season to date, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.507 million), leading CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.405 million) by 102,000 and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.504 million) by 3,000.

In addition, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 (+52,000 - 558,000 vs. 506,000) and Adults 18-49 (+32,000 - 419,000 vs. 387,000).

Stories on "Nightline" last week included a special edition anchored by Juju Chang on sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, from Chang's interview with Ronan Farrow to former actress Tomi-Ann Roberts sharing she was 20 years old when Weinstein propositioned her; a feature on formerly conjoined twin sisters Eva and Erika Sandoval and life after separation; and a report from Santa Rosa, Calif., where entire neighborhoods have been scorched by wildfires.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is senior broadcast producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Together with "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Nightline" is part of ABC's winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

Week of October 9, 2017:

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

ABC's "Nightline" 1,404,000 489,000/0.4 355,000/0.3

CBS' "The Late Late Show" 1,336,000 473,000/0.4 345,000/0.3

NBC's "Late Night" 1,368,000 575,000/0.5 457,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2016-17 Week #3 (w/o 10/9/17), Previous Week (w/o 10/2/17) and Year-Ago Week #3 (w/o 10/3/16). Season-to-Date through 3 Weeks: Most Current: 2017-2018 Season (9/25 - 10/15/17) and 2016-2017 Season (9/19 - 10/9/16). 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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