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ABC’s ‘Nightline’ Wins November Sweeps For Second Year In A Row

For the second year in a row, ABC’s “Nightline” was #1 in both Total Viewers (4.12 million), A25-54 viewers (1.62 million) and A18-49 viewers (1.26 million) for November Sweeps.

The A18-49 demographic was particularly strong for “Nightline,” which is posting its largest margins over second-place “The Tonight Show” on NBC during any Sweeps period in 16 years (since May 1995) in that measurement.

“Nightline” took home the top spot in all three measurements for three out of four weeks during the November Sweeps period, including the week of November 21. Compared to the same week last year, the ABC late-night show has improved+12% in Total Viewers, +5% in the A25-54 demographic and +8% in the A18-49 demographic.

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).

The averages for November Sweeps, and for the week of November 21, are after the jump.


  • November Sweeps:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 4.12M 1.62M 1.26M
Tonight Show NBC 3.65M 1.40M 1.08M
Late Show CBS 3.49M 1.52M 1.19M

  • Week of November 21:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 5.50M 2.06M 1.64M
Tonight Show NBC 3.62M 1.38M 1.03M
Late Show CBS 3.28M 1.44M 1.11M

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