Promising Signs for ‘Nightline’ in New Timeslot

By Chris Ariens 

On its second night in a new timeslot, ABC News “Nightline” improved upon its first night by winning not just Total Viewers but also the key A25-54 news demo. Even more promising, versus ABC’s performance at 12:35am on the same night a year ago, “Nightline” was up by +14% in Total Viewers and up by +4% in Adults 25-54. Still, the audience is less than half of what it was when “Nightline” aired an hour earlier. And for those who’ve been asking, the show is still produced live.

(ABC’s ratings are based on a 30-minute broadcast, while CBS and NBC are based on approximately :50 minutes (prior to the final national commercial break of each program).

  • Averages for 12:35am January 10, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.613M 756K 549K
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon NBC 1.606M 755K 631K
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson CBS 1.466M 689K 564K