Ratings Report for Week of May 23, 2022
National Live+Same Day Program Ratings
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Is Week's No. 1 Late-Night Talker in Adults 18-49
ABC Late-Night Talk Show Hits Its Best Weekly Performance in Over 4 Months
Monday's 'Kimmel' Ranks as No. 1 Late-Night Telecast of the Week
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (Monday-Friday, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of May 23, 2022, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49 (291,000), topping CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" by 1% (288,000) and NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" by 5% (278,000).
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" scored its 2nd-strongest week of the season with Adults 18-49 (291,000) with its best weekly performance in over 4 months - since the week of 1/17/22.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" grew over the same week last year by 5% in Total Viewers (1.517 million vs. 1.447 million on w/o 5/24/21).
Monday's broadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (5/23/22) stood as the No. 1 late-night telecast of the week in Adults 18-49 (482,000). In fact, Monday's "Kimmel" was the strongest late-night telecast on any night on any network since February - since the 2/4/22 airing of "The Tonight Show."
Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" marked the show's strongest telecast on any night in 10 months with Adults 18-49 (482,000) - since Tuesday, 7/20/21. Monday's episode featured guests Tom Hiddleston and D'Arcy Carden and musical guests Supergrass.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+Same Day Program Ratings for weeks of 5/23/22 and 5/24/21.
**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the week of May 23, 2022
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' IS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54, AND ADULTS 18-49
'Nightline' Delivers Double-Digit Week-to-Week Gains Across the Board, Turning in Its Strongest Adults 18-49 Performance in 10 Months
Season to Date, 'Nightline' Is Beating CBS' 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in Adults 25-54 for the 7th Consecutive Year
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (889,000), Adults 25-54 (242,000) and Adults 18-49 (183,000) for the week of May 23, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research, outperforming CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
"Nightline" posted double-digit gains week to week in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+23% - 889,000 vs. 721,000), Adults 25-54 (+40% - 242,000 vs. 173,000) and Adults 18-49 (+51% - 183,000 vs. 121,000). "Nightline" turned in its strongest Adults 18-49 performance in 10 months - since w/o 7/12/21.
"Nightline" improved on the same week last year in Total Viewers (+4% - 889,000 vs. 853,000).
Season to date, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 for the 7th consecutive year - since the 2015-2016 season.
Last week, "Nightline" reported on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School from Uvalde, Texas, law enforcement's response, the reaction from Capitol Hill in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary, as well as hosted a round table with activists recently impacted by school shootings across the United States; U.S. Marine veteran Trevor Reed about being behind bars in Russia for 985 days; Britney Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, speaking exclusively to co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," Robin Roberts, about the WNBA's star detainment in Russia; and singer-songwriter Muni Long, who is stepping into the spotlight as a performer after years of writing chart-topping songs.
NOTE: On Friday (5/27/22), "Nightline" was retitled to "NL," CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was retitled to "Late Late Show-JC - ENC," and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Seth Meyers-SM" due to the Memorial Day holiday. The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC's, CBS' and NBC's 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. Eman Varoqua is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 p.m.-1:05 a.m. EDT on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
Week of May 23, 2022:
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 5/23/22), Previous Week (w/o 5/16/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/24/21). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 - 5/29/22) and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 - 5/30/21). 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.