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June 21, 2022

For 4th Consecutive Week, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49

**Ratings Report for ABC News’ “Nightline”
For the week of June 13, 2022

For 4th Consecutive Week, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Is No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49


‘Nightline’ Posts Across-the-Board Increases Year to Year in All Demos


Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Is Beating CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 7th Consecutive Year


*ABC News/Nightline

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (907,000), Adults 25-54 (281,000) and Adults 18-49 (281,000) for the 4th consecutive week during the week of June 13, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.


For the 3rd week in a row, “Nightline” improved on the year-ago week across the board: Total Viewers (+15% – 907,000 vs. 791,000), Adults 25-54 (+37% – 281,000 vs. 222,000) and Adults 18-49 (+32% – 217,000 vs. 164,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 7th consecutive year — since the 2015-2016 season.


This week, “Nightline” covered Sandy Hook survivors looking back 10 years later; teachers rallying against gun violence; Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, on being a Biden, divorce and cancer; expectant Black mothers finding support with doulas and midwives; the new documentary, “Leave No Trace,” about the Boy Scouts sexual abuse scandal; soaring inflation hitting homes for Americans; LGBTQ+ online communities offering support and acceptance; the Jan. 6 hearings focused on former Vice President Mike Pence; Black musicians reclaiming the rights to their own music; and the family of Elvis and all-star cast on the new cinematic drama, “Elvis.”

NOTE: On Friday (6/10/22), 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.” The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages.  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 June 13, 2022:

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

ABC’s “Nightline”                            907,000                              281,000/0.2                      217,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”             850,000                              171,000/0.1                      120,000/0.1

NBC’s “Late Night”                          783,000                              194,000/0.2                      154,000/0.1


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 6/13/22), Previous Week (w/o 6/6/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 6/14/21). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 – 6/19/22) and 020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 – 6/20/21). 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.

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ABC News Media Relations
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