**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the Week of May 15, 2023
ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 IN ALL TARGET DEMOS - TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49
'Nightline' Posts Week-to-Week Increases in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
'Nightline' Improved Year to Year Across the Board
Season to Date, 'Nightline' Outdelivers CBS' 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in All Target Demos
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (737,000), Adults 25-54 (135,000) and Adults 18-49 (203,000) during the week of May 15, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.
For the second week in a row, "Nightline" improved on the previous week in Adults 25-54 (+17% - 203,000 vs. 174,000) and Adults 18-49 (+15% - 135,000 vs. 117,000).
"Nightline" saw year-to-year increases in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+2% - 737,000 vs. 721,000), Adults 25-54 (+17% - 203,000 vs. 173,000) and Adults 18-49 (+12% - 135,000 vs. 121,000).
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+4% - 902,000 vs. 869,000). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos.
This week, "Nightline" covered the deadly Buffalo supermarket shooting one year later; co-anchor Byron Pitts' exclusive interview with the great aunt of Jordan Neely in the wake of his death on a New York City subway; the story of several survivors from the new ABC News Studios documentary "Prisoners of the Snow"; Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent's advocacy work for reform in the family court system; rising rates of eating disorders; Halle Bailey taking on the iconic role of Princess Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"; the latest episode of "Impact x Nightline," which explored the lucrative and at times controversial industry of mom-influencing and more.
NOTE: CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was retitled to "The Late Late Show-JC-ENC" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Seth Meyers-SM." The retitled telecasts are excluded from 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. 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 15, 2023:
PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC's "Nightline" 737,000 203,000/0.2 135,000/0.1
CBS' "The Late Late Show" 668,000 155,000/0.1 129,000/0.1
NBC's "Late Night" 600,000 159,000/0.1 110,000/0.1
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 5/15/23), Previous Week (w/o 5/8/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/16/22). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19/22-5/21/23) and Season 2021-2022 (9/20/21-5/22/22). 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.