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April 13, 2021

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 for the 2nd Week in a Row

‘Nightline’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25–54 and Adults 18–49 for the 2nd Week in a Row

April 13, 2021

 

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”

For Week of April 5, 2021

 

‘NIGHTLINE’ RANKS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49

FOR THE 2nd WEEK IN A ROW

 

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (840,000), Adults 25-54 (263,000) and Adults 18-49 (194,000) for the 2nd week in a row during the week of April 5, 2021, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (818,000, 219,000 and 149,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+22,000), Adults 25-54 (+44,000) and Adults 18-49 (+45,000).

 

In addition, “Nightline” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (672,000, 218,000 and 171,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+168,000), Adults 25-54 (+45,000) and Adults 18-49 (+23,000).

 

Season to date, “Nightline” (299,000 and 207,000, respectively) is beating CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (245,000 and 171,000, respectively) in Adults 25-54 (+54,000) and Adults 18-49 (+36,000) for the 6th straight year—since the 2015-2016 season.

 

Last week, “Nightline” featured stories on Iraqi families who were terrorized by ISIS and are struggling to rebuild as a threat of a resurgence looms, freshman representatives part of the most diverse Congress in history, the mysterious murder in South Carolina by a former NFL player, an SUV crash carrying 25 migrants that highlights the danger and desperation of crossing into the U.S., Australia lifting theater restrictions and the latest in the Derek Chauvin trial.

 

NOTE: Due to a delay from the NCAA Championship game on Monday (4/5/21) and Masters Golf Tournament highlights on Thursday (4/8/21) and Friday (4/9/21), CBS’ “The Late Late Show” was retitled to “Late Late Show-JC.” The retitled telecast is not included in the weekly or season averages. CBS’s weekly averages are based on two days (Tues-Wed). In addition, NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was retitled to “Seth Meyers-SM” during the week due to being repeats. The retitled telecasts will not be included in 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. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

 

Week of April 5, 2021:

 

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

ABC’s“Nightline”                                840,000                                 263,000/0.2                    194,000/0.2

CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                818,000                                  219,000/0.2                      149,000/0.1

NBC’s “Late Night”                               672,000                                  218,000/0.2                     171.,000/0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 4/5/21), Previous Week (w/o 3/29/21) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 4/6/20). Most Current: 2020-2021 Season (9/21/20-4/11/21) and 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19-4/12/20).  Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.  Averages based on regular telecasts.

 

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