‘Nightline’ Takes Top Spot in Overall Viewers Over CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ and NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ for 17th Straight Week

‘Nightline’ Posts Gains in Total Viewers Season to Date

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ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (667,000)during the week of Aug. 28, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” took the top spot, beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in overall viewers for the 17th straight week.

In addition, “Nightline”beat NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Adults 18-49.

For the second week in a row, “Nightline” was up on the year-ago week in Total Viewers (+1% – 667,000 vs. 658,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+2% – 877,000 vs. 857,000). In addition, “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.

This week, “Nightline” covered the recent mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida; Hurricane Idalia; the Pentagon’s UFO chief discussing science versus fiction; the reported rise in organized retail theft; the musically talented de la Motte family; victims and their family members speaking out about New York City nightclub druggings 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 Aug. 28, 2023:

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 8/28/23), Previous Week (w/o 8/21/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 8/28/22). Most Current Data Stream: Season 2022-2023 (9/19/22-9/3/23) and Season 2021-2022 (9/20/21-9/4/22). 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.

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