‘Nightline’ Delivers Strongest Demo Ratings in Six Months


By Merrill Knox Comment

nightline anchorsABC’s “Nightline” hit season highs for the week of December 16, posting its strongest ratings in the A25-54 and A18-49 demographics in six months (since the week of 6/17/13).

“Nightline” placed second for the week, behind NBC’s “Late Night” and ahead of CBS’ “Late Late Show.” Thursday’s broadcast was the night’s top-rated show in total viewers (1.805 million), the A25-54 demo (941,000) and the A18-49 demo (742,000).

Compared to ABC’s performance in the 12:35pm timeslot last year, “Nightline” is up across the board: +9% in total viewers, +20% in A25-54 viewers and +24% in A18-49 viewers.

ABC’s ratings are based on a 25-minute broadcast, while CBS and NBC are based on approximately 50 minutes (prior to the final national commercial break of each program).

  • Week of December 16, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 1.973M 937K 783K
Nightline ABC 1.621M 759K 594K
Late Late Show CBS 1.510M 614K 527K