**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"
For the week of June 6, 2022
FOR THIRD WEEK IN A ROW, ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' IS NO. 1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54, AND ADULTS 18-49
'Nightline' Grows Across the Board Year to Year and Week to Week Hitting Season Highs in All Demos
'Nightline' Delivers Strongest Performance in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 16 Months, and in Adults 18-49 in 20 Months
ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (950,000), Adults 25-54 (302,000) and Adults 18-49 (245,000) for the 3rd week in a row during the week of June 6, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.
"Nightline" posted double-digit gains year to year in Total Viewers (+38% - 950,000 vs. 704,000), Adults 25-54 (+56% - 302,000 vs. 193,000) and Adults 18-49 (+68% - 245,000 vs. 146,000).
"Nightline" posted gains on the previous week in Total Viewers (+9% - 950,000 vs. 874,000), Adults 25-54 (+14% - 302,000 vs. 264,000) and Adults 18-49 (+27% - 245,000 vs. 193,000), hitting season highs across the board.
In fact, "Nightline" turned in its strongest performance in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 16 months and best Adults 18-49 number in 20 months - since weeks of 2/15/21 and 10/5/20, respectively
On Wednesday (6/8/22), "Nightline" saw its top telecast in Total Viewers (1.380 million) and Adults 25-54 (474,000) in nearly 2 years and in Adults 18-49 (379,000) in 20 months - since 7/7/20, 6/2/20 and 9/30/20, respectively.
Season to date, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 7th consecutive year - since the 2015-2016 season.
This week, "Nightline" included coverage of Dr. Roy Guerrero, the only pediatrician in Uvalde, Texas, hours before traveling to Washington, D.C., to testify in Congress, as well as gun owners' feelings about raising the minimum age to buy an AR-15 as a part of ABC News' special coverage "Guns in America"; the emotional pleas from survivors' and victims' family members demanding change from lawmakers on Capitol Hill following a string of mass shootings by gunmen using AR-15 style rifles in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York; documentary filmmaker Nick Quested, whose account and footage of the riot is a central piece of the Jan. 6 House Committee investigation; car thefts which are skyrocketing across the country; two transgender activists celebrating and sharing the pride and joy of Trans life; and former actress turned rock star Taylor Momsen.
NOTE: On Friday (6/10/22), CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was retitled to "Late Late Show-JC - ENC," and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Seth Meyers-SM." The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. CBS' and NBC's averages are based on four days (Monday-Thursday).
ABC News' "Nightline" is late-night television's prestigious, award-winning news program featuring the most powerful, in-depth stories that shape our lives and the world around us. It is anchored by Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Eman Varoqua is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 p.m.-1:05 a.m. EDT on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
Week of June 6, 2022
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 6/6/22), Previous Week (w/o 5/30/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 6/7/21). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 - 6/12/22) and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 - 6/13/21). Nielsen ratings for ABC, NBC and CBS include additional airings in select markets. Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.