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January 25, 2022

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 for the Week of Jan. 17

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of Jan. 17, 2022


‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 for the Week of Jan. 17


‘Nightline’ Delivers Gains Week-to-Week Across the Board, Hitting 6-Month Highs in Both Key Adults Demos


‘Nightline’ Improves Year Over Year in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49


ABC News’ Linsey Davis (left) sits down with Nike executive Larry Miller (right), who opened up about his past criminal history and how he didn’t let his circumstances define him– interview aired on Jan. 18.

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ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Adults 25-54 (246,000) and Adults 18-49 (182,000) for the week of Jan. 17, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research, beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”


In addition, “Nightline” outperformed NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers for the 5th consecutive week.


“Nightline” turned in gains week to week in Total Viewers (+8% – 831,000 vs. 773,000), Adults 25-54 (+19% – 246,000 vs. 207,000) and Adults 18-49 (+18% – 182,000 vs. 154,000), hitting 6-month highs in both key Adult demos — since weeks of 7/5/21 and 7/12/21, respectively.


“Nightline” improved on the year-ago week in Adults 25-54 (+1% – 246,000 vs. 244,000) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 182,000 vs. 160,000).


On Monday (1/17/22), “Nightline” delivered its top telecast in Total Viewers (1.062 million) and Adults 25-54 (361,000) in 11 months — since 2/19/21 and 2/18/21, respectively.


Last week, “Nightline” featured an interview with Nike executive Larry Miller, who opened up about his criminal past. “Nightline” also featured stories on the 11-hour hostage standoff at a Texas synagogue, “Jeopardy” contestant Amy Schneider, tennis star Novak Djokovic failing to meet Australia’s vaccine requirements, the devastation in the island nation of Tonga after an undersea volcano erupted just off the coast of the country, and the fallout from the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell as her lawyers are calling for a new trial after one of the jurors went public with his own experience of abuse.


NOTE: Due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday (1/17/22), CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was coded as a special. In addition, NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Seth Meyers-SM” on Friday (1/21/22) due to being a repeat. The telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. CBS’ (Tuesday-Friday) and NBC’s (Monday-Thursday) weekly averages are based on four days.


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 12:35-1:05 a.m. EST on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.


Week of Jan. 17, 2022:


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

ABC’s“Nightline”                              831,000                              246,000/0.2                    182,000/0.1

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”              863,000                              224,000/0.2                      166,000/0.1

NBC’s “Late Night”                             736,000                              201,000/0.2                      148,000/0.1


Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 1/17/22), Previous Week (w/o 1/10/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 1/18/21).  Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 – 1/23/22) and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 – 1/24/21).  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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