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‘Nightline’ Continues Topping in Total Viewers

nightline logo_304x200For the week of July 21, ABC’s “Nightline” ranked number one in total viewers, marking 14 out of the last 17 weeks the late-night news program has topped its broadcast competition.

The program drew 1.539 million viewers, beating “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” by 76,000 viewers and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 249,000 viewers. NBC’s “Late Night” is still tops in the A25-54 demo.

Year-over-year, “Nightline” was the only late-night program to grow in total viewers, the A25-54 demo, and the A18-49 demo, up +14,%, +25%, and +39%, respectively. It should be noted during this week last year, NBC aired “Late Night with Jimmy Fallonin the timeslot.

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‘Nightline’ Wins Second Straight Week in Total Viewers

DAN ABRAMS, JUJU CHANG, DAN HARRISWith 1,559,000 viewers for the week of April 21, ABC’s “Nightline” won its second week straight in total viewers. It is the third time in four weeks the ABC newscast has won in total viewers.

“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: +4% in total viewers, +2% in A25-54 viewers and +4% 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 21, 2014:

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.559M 635K 490K
Late Night NBC 1.511M 787K 728K
Late Late Show CBS 1.360M 576K 421K

 

‘Nightline’ Wakes Up ABC Late Night Timeslot

Nightline-LOGO-color-1ABC’s “Nightline” averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier.

“Nightline” finished second in the time period, ahead of CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and behind NBC’s “Late Night,” which for the first half of Q1 was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and the second half by Seth Meyers. (NBC’s numbers below are of Meyers’s hosting of “Late Night” from Feb. 24-Feb. 30)

In January 2013, when “Nightline” was pushed back an hour to 12:35amET to make room for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” had won its timeslot for three years against Jay Leno and David Letterman. In its final full season at 11:35pm (2011-2012), the show averaged 3.7 million viewers.

“Nightline” has beaten “Late Late Show” in viewers and in the A25-54 demo in all 5 quarters that it has aired in its new time period.

  • Q1 2014:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 2.247M 1.108M 1.014M
Nightline ABC 1.666M 687K 524K
Late Late Show CBS 1.447M 631K 506K

‘Nightline’ Has Best Week Since November

nightline anchorsABC’s “Nightline” drew its largest overall audience in more than three months — since the week of 11/25/13 –  averaging 1,718,000 total viewers, 717,000 A25-54 viewers and 555,000 A18-49 viewers.

Fueled by the news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Friday’s edition of “Nightline” ranked number one in total viwers, beating CBS “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The show was the most-watched broadcast in 8 months for “Nightline.”

The ABC show is up +18% in total viewers, +12% in the A25-54 demo and +20% in the A18-49 demo year-over-year.

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).

  • Week of March 2, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 2.073M 1.048M 896K
Nightline ABC 1.718M 717K 555K
Late Late Show CBS 1.386M 559K 444K

ABC Wins in Total Viewers in Dan Harris’ First Full Week on ‘Nightline’

nightline anchorsIn Dan Harris‘ first full week anchoring “Nightline,” the ABC program took the top spot in total viewers and placed second behind “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in the younger demos. “Nightline” won in all three ratings measurements on Thursday, posting its strongest numbers in total viewers, A25-54 viewers and A18-49 viewers since June.

Season-to-date, ABC is up +4% in total viewers compared to the same weeks last year. “Nightline” leads CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by +181,000 total viewers, +82,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo and +88,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo in the first four weeks of the season.

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).

  • Week of October 14, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.65M 689K 591K
Late Night NBC 1.58M 743K 634K
Late Late Show CBS 1.43M 578K 418K

 

 

 

‘Nightline’ Improves Timeslot, Loses Viewers During February Sweep

In its first February Sweep at a new time of 12:35am, “Nightline” drew 1.605 million Total Viewers, and 716,000 A25-54 viewers improving the timeslot +11% in Total Viewers, but losing more than half its audience from last February when the show aired an hour earlier on most ABC stations.

“Nightline” averaged 3.878 million viewers during the month of February 2012; 1.460 million in the A25-54 demo. In November, the most recent Sweep in the earlier timeslot, “Nightline” topped its competitors in total viewers and the two younger demos. Last month, the show fell to third place in all measurements in the later timeslot.

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).

  • February 2013 Sweep:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 1.719M 777K 684K
Late, Late Show CBS 1.615M 721K 562K
Nightline ABC 1.605M 716K 527K

Synergy! CBS Taking Over Jackson Square In New Orleans During Super Bowl XLVII

A slew of CBS programs, including “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and “Super Bowl Live” will originate from Jackson Square in New Orleans leading up to Super Bowl XLVII early next year.

Jackson Squre, in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, will become “CBS Super Bowl Park” from January 8-February 3, leading up to the big game. All told, 15 CBS programs will originate from the park from four different sets.

From the news division: “CBS This Morning” will originate there from Thursday-Saturday. ‘The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” will originate there Friday and Saturday. “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” will kick off the network’s Super Bowl programming Sunday morning. In addition, the President usually gives an interview to the network broadcasting the game, expect that to happen again with CBS.

Sports shows include: “The Super Bowl Today,” “Super Bowl Live,” “Inside the Super Bowl,” “Rome,” “NFL Monday QB,” “Lead Off” and “Inside the NFL.”

Entertainment shows include “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Talk” and “OMG! Insider.”

‘Nightline’ Wins 2011-2012 Season, As Overall Late Night Viewership Falls

For the third season running, “Nightline” was the #1 show in late night topping NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and CBS’s “The Late Show.” But as “Nightline” prepares for a late night shift, the show will likely see a drop-off in viewership with the hope of staying #1 against Jimmy Fallon on NBC and Craig Ferguson on CBS.

“Nightline” topped “The Tonight Show” with its largest A25-54 lead (+45,000) in 17 years – since the 1994-95 season. “Nightline” beat “The Late Show” by its largest margins in both Total Viewers (+728,000) and Adults 25-54 (+186,000) in 13 years – since the 1998-99 season.

In January, “Nightline” will move to 12:35pmET/11:35pmCT as “Jimmy Kimmel Live” gets the coveted timeslot after the late local news, going head-to-head with Jay Leno and David Letterman.

While “Nightline” gets the win, the show is down from the 2010-2011 season: down -6% in Total Viewers and -10% in both A25-54 and A18-49 viewers. But “Nightline” is not alone in seeing a drop-off. Collectively, year-over-year “Nightline,” Leno and Letterman are down -7% in total viewers and down -12% in both the A25-54 and A18-49 demos as cable programs and other media vie for consumer attention, especially among younger viewers. And the loss of younger viewers is not an anomaly: the shows are down -13% (A25-54) and -19% (A18-49) vs. the 2009-2010 season.

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).

  • Averages for the 2011-2012 Season:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 3.70M 1.44M 1.11M
Tonight Show NBC 3.64M 1.39M 1.07M
Late Show CBS 2.97M 1.25M 957K

The numbers for the week of Sept. 17 and the third quarter of 2012 show the downward trend as all three shows are down from their season averages. Not a good sign and likely another factor in ABC’s decision to move Kimmel up a half hour.

  • Averages for the week of Sept. 17, 2012:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 3.52M 1.33M 960K
Tonight Show NBC 3.13M 1.15M 912K
Late Show CBS 2.89M 1.06M 802K

  • Averages for Q3 2012:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 3.26M 1.21M 918K
Tonight Show NBC 3.46M 1.31M 1.04M
Late Show CBS 2.35M 925K 690K

Keith Olbermann Gets Serious on David Letterman

After his appearance on the ”Late Show with David Letterman” this evening, Keith Olbermann Tweeted: “Lots of fun w/the best interviewer in the business – including when it gets serious.” Presumably this means Olbermann opens up his departure from Current TV last week. Interestingly, also on Letterman tonight, Allison Williams, the daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who is staring in the new HBO show “Girls.” (Allison, not Brian).

Back to Olbermann. Earlier today, the New York Post published parts of internal emails between Current TV president David Bohrman Olbermann’s manager, Michael Price, in the weeks leading up to Olbermann’s dismissal from the network.

[T]he final straw came … when the “Countdown” anchor threatened to take off the day before the all-important Super Tuesday primaries on March 6. Price was so adamant about getting his boss his precious vacation day that Bohrman was reduced to begging. “The night before Super Tuesday is a BIG night for us … I would hate to have our main anchor off on such a night. Can we slip this please?” Bohrman pleaded. Price then nagged the former CNN executive, asking him why it was so important for an anchor with a $50 million contract to broadcast during a major political event. “Please indicate, with specificity, why Keith is essential to that day,” Price taunted Bohrman.

More of Olbermann’s side of it tonight on “Late Show.” Speaking of which, it was also announced today that Letterman and “Late, Late Show” host Craig Ferguson have extended their CBS contracts for another two years – through 2014. Both series are produced by Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, Inc.

Cable Newsers Take to the Late-Night Talk Shows

The last few days have seen a flurry of TV news personalities taker to the late night talk shows. With the situation in the Middle East still evolving rapidly, and the protests in Wisconsin, there has been plenty to talk about.

On Monday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer stopped by CBS’ “Late Late Show” to talk to Craig Ferguson, in what turned out to be a very serious conversation:

Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was on “The Tonight Show,” where Jay Leno pulled our her old high school graduation photo. “Were you auditioning to be a Fox News reporter there?”

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