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[11/06/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 in Total Viewers for Second-Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 26-30.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of October 26, 2015

"Nightline" Is #1 in Total Viewers for Second-Straight Week

Beats CBS by Largest Numbers Since June in All Key Demos

"Nightline" Posts Week-to-Week Gains; Hitting Season Highs with Best Numbers in 4 Months in All Three Key Demos

Season to Date "Nightine" Leads CBS Across the Board

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.628 million) for the 2nd-straight week during the week of October 26, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" led CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.159 million) by 469,000 and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers (1.607 million) by 21,000. In addition, "Nightline" beat the CBS program (488,000 and 390,000, respectively) by 170,000 Adults 25-54 and 110,000 Adults 18-49, to post its largest advantages across all key measures since June - since weeks of 6/8/15, 6/15/15 and 6/15/15, respectively.

For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" delivered gains from the previous week (1.600 million, 625,000 and 497,000 for w/o 10/19/15) in Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%) to hit season highs and scoring its strongest numbers in 4 months - since weeks of 6/8/15, 6/15/15 and 6/15/15, respectively.

"Nightline's" Friday telecast (10/30/15), featuring excerpts of Leah Remini's interview about her experience with the Church of Scientology, turned in the program's strongest numbers for any telecast in more than 4 months (since 6/16/15) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (1.993 million), Adults 25-54 (797,000) and Adults 18-49 (670,000).

Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" across the board: Total Viewers (+283,000), Adults 25-54 (+109,000) and Adults 18-49 (+56,000).

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.

Week of October 26, 2015:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,628,000 658,000/0.6 500,000/0.4

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,159,000 488,000/0.4 390,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,607,000 697,000/0.6 565,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 10/26/15, 10/19/15 and 10/27/14. Most Current: 2015-2016 Season (9/21 - 11/1/15) and 2014-2015 Season (9/22 - 11/2/14). 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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