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“Nightline” Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25-54 for 7th Time in the Last 8 Weeks

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ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (222,000) for the 7th time in the last 8 weeks during the week of June 14, 2021, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (204,000) by 18,000 and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (209,000) by 13,000.

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In addition, “Nightline” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (+123,000 – 791,000 vs. 668,000) and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 18-49 (+13,000 – 164,000 vs. 151,000).

“Nightline” posted double-digit gains week to week in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+12% – 791,000 vs. 704,000), Adults 25-54 (+15% – 222,000 vs. 193,000) and Adults 18-49 (+12% – 164,000 vs. 146,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” (290,000 and 202,000, respectively) is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (241,000 and 170,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+49,000) and Adults 18-49 (+32,000) for the 6th straight year – since the 2015-2016 season.

Last week “Nightline” reported on the growing debate over where COVID-19 originated and whether or not it could have leaked from a lab, the growing number of unruly passengers on airplanes, the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva, and interviewed Sean Bankhead, a celebrity choreographer who talked about his dancing journey, tearing down barriers and working with Lil Nas X.

NOTE: On Friday (6/18/21), CBS’ “The Late Late Show” was retitled to “Late Late Show-JC-ENC” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Seth Meyers-SM” during the week due to being repeats. The retitled telecasts are not be included in the weekly and season averages. CBS’ and NBC’ weekly averages are based on four days (Mon-Thurs).

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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 June 14, 2021:

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

ABC’s ”Nightline”                                791,000                222,000/0.2                      164,000/0.1

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”               862,000                 204,000/0.2                     151,000/0.1

NBC’s “Late Night”                               668,000                 209,000/0.2                     174.,000/0.1

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 6/14/21), Previous Week (w/o 6/7/21) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 6/15/20). Most Current: 2020-2021 Season (9/21/20-6/20/21) and 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-6/21/20). Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.  Averages based on regular telecasts.

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