‘Nightline’ Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 and Posts Strongest Overall Audience in 4 Years

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ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (898,000) for the week of Nov. 9, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” took the top spot, beating CBS’ “Comics Unleashed” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the 6th straight week.

For the 6th week in a row, “Nightline” improved on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+22% – 898,000 vs. 735,000)and Adults 25-54 (+9% – 193,000 vs. 177,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 versus CBS’ “Comics Unleashed” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” In addition, “Nightline” is growing versus the comparable weeks last season in Total Viewers (+11% – 980,000 vs. 884,000) and Adults 25-54 (+7% – 245,000 vs. 228,000), posting its largest overall audience in 4 years —since the 2019-2020 season.

This week, “Nightline” covered “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir’s exclusive interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the officer acquitted in Elijah McClain’s death; election workers fearing for their safety; anti-abortion pushback at the polls; reparations around the country; the actors’ strike coming to an end; co-anchor Juju Chang’s sit-down with pop music icon Mariah Carey; Dolly Parton’s foray into rock & roll and her ABC News Studios special, “From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll”; ABC News Live “Prime” anchor Linsey Davis’ interview with actor Henry Winkler and more.

NOTE: On Friday (11/10/23), NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM” due to being a repeat. The retitled telecast is excluded from the weekly and season averages. NBC’s weekly 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. EST on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

WEEK OF NOV. 6, 2023:

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 11/5/23), Previous Week (w/o 10/30/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 10/31/22). Most Current Data Stream: 2023-2024 Season (9/25 – 11/12/23) and 2022-2023 Season (9/19 – 11/6/22). NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” premiered on 10/2/23. 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.

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