‘Nightline’ Posts Best Total Viewer Ratings Since Moving Timeslots

By Merrill Knox Comment

ABC’s “Nightline” posted its best Total Viewer ratings since moving to the 12:35 a.m timeslot for the week of May 6.

“Nightline” topped “The Late Late Show” on CBS by +476,000 Total Viewers and “Late Night” on NBC by +11,000 Total Viewers during the second week of the May sweep. “Nightline” was second to “Late Night” in both A25-54 and A18-49 viewers.

The ABC show improved on its prior week performance by +14% in Total Viewers, +4% in A25-54 viewers and +14% 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 May 6, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.779M 715K 582K
Late Night NBC 1.768M 823K 689K
Late Late Show CBS 1.303M 630K 472K