‘Nightline’ Wins Third Straight Week in Total Viewers

By Merrill Knox 

DAN ABRAMS, JUJU CHANG, DAN HARRISWith 1,774,000 viewers for the week of April 28, ABC’s “Nightline” won its third week straight in total viewers. The newscast was up double digits week-to-week across all three ratings measurements, delivering its largest overall audience in nearly a year (since the week of 5/6/13).

“Nightline” was second, behind “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” in the A25-54 and A18-49 demographics. CBS’s “Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” was third across the board.

“Nightline” is up year-over-year in all three ratings measurements: +14% in total viewers, +8% in A25-54 viewers and +7% 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).

Numbers for the week of April 28, 2014:

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.774M 746K 548K
Late Night NBC 1.697M 847K 771K
Late Late Show CBS 1.420M 589K 453K