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[09/24/15 - 11:58 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for 2014-15 Television Season - First Time Winning in New Time Slot
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 14-18 as well as the 2014-2015 season.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the 2014-2015 Season, 3rd Quarter, and Week of September 14, 2015

"Nightline" is #1 for 2014-15 Television Season - First Time Winning in New Time Slot

"Nightline" Increases Season Margins Over CBS in All Key Demos: Total Viewer, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49

For the Week of September 14th, "Nightline" Draws Largest Audience in 3 Months, Seeing Increases in All Key Demos Week to Week

For the 3rd Quarter, "Nightline" Beats CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in that Show's First Ever 3rd Quarter

2014-15 Season:

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.593 million) for the 2014-15 season in its 2nd full season in its new time slot, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. During its season winning performance, "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in 33 of the 52 weeks of the season.

"Nightline" outdelivered CBS' average of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"/"The Late Late Show"/"The Talk - After Dark"/"The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.342 million) by 251,000 and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers (1.498 million) by 95,000 during the season.

In addition, "Nightline" increased its season margins over CBS compared to its margins of the 2013-14 season of "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+18% - 251,000 vs. 212,000), Adults 25-54 (+40% - 120,000 vs. 86,000) and Adults 18-49 (+86% - 82,000 vs. 44,000).

Week of September 14, 2015:

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.442 million Total Viewers, 519,000 Adults 25-54 and 415,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of September 14, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" defeated CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.227 million, 467,000 and 395,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+215,000), Adults 25-54 (+52,000) and Adults 18-49 (+20,000).

"Nightline" saw across-the-board increases week to week (1.328 million, 506,000 and 401,000 for w/o 9/7/15): Total Viewers (+9%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%), drawing its largest overall audience in 3 months - since w/o 6/15/15.

"Nightline" aired the week's No. 1 telecast in Total Viewers (1.858 million on Monday, 9/14/15), beating every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

3Q 2015:

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.387 million Total Viewers, 532,000 Adults 25-54 and 411,000 Adults 18-49 during the 3rd Quarter 2015, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.197 million, 455,000 and 368,000, respectively) during the CBS' program first 3rd quarter in Total Viewers (+190,000), Adults 25-54 (+77,000) and Adults 18-49 (+43,000).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is Senior Broadcast Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Together with "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Nightline" is part of ABC's winning late night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

2014-15 Season:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 1,593,000 637,000/0.5 490,000/0.4

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,342,000 517,000/0.4 408,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,498,000 708,000/0.6 593,000/0.5

Week of September 14, 2015:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 1,442,000 519,000/0.4 415,000/0.3

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,227,000 467,000/0.4 395,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,525,000 705,000/0.6 581,000/0.5

3rd Quarter 2014:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 1,387,000 532,000/0.4 411,000/0.3

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,197,000 455,000/0.4 368,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,466,000 692,000/0.6 559,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 9/14/15, 9/7/15 and 9/15/14. Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 - 9/20/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 9/21/14). Most Current - 3Q15: 6/2 - 9/20/15. 2Q15: 3/30 - 6/28/15. 3Q14: 6/30 - 9/21/14. Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. "Seth Meyers" premiered in February 2014. "James Corden" premiered in March 2015.





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