Nightline #1 in Late Night Season-to-Date

By Merrill Knox 

Tonight’s “Nightline” will be focused on the tragedy in Colorado. In the ratings department, last week was another good week for ABC News’s late night show.

“Nightline” won the week of July 9 across all three demographics: Total Viewers (3.55 million), A25-54 (1.32 million) and A18-49 (1.01 million). The ABC program has ranked as #1 in all three ratings measurements in 14 of the last 16 weeks and remains the #1 show in late night season-to-date.

Compared to the previous week, “Nightline” improved +3% in Total Viewers, +5% in A25-54 viewers and +4% in A18-49 viewers. Last Friday’s edition drew 3.8 million Total Viewers, making it late night’s most-watched broadcast of the week.

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 July 9:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 3.56M 1.32M 1.01M
Tonight Show NBC 3.38M 1.23M 957K
Late Show CBS 2.36M 950K 682K