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[11/29/23 - 02:30 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 Across the Board for Second Week in a Row and Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week and Year to Year in All Key Demos
"Nightline" took the top spot, beating CBS' "Comics Unleashed" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" across the board for the 2nd week in a row.

[via press release from ABC]

**Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline"

For the Week of Nov. 20, 2023

ABC NEWS' 'NIGHTLINE' RANKS NO. 1 ACROSS THE BOARD FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW AND POSTS DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS WEEK TO WEEK AND YEAR TO YEAR IN ALL KEY DEMOS

'Nightline' Scores Largest Overall Audience in Over 3 Years and Reports Strongest Performance in Both Key Adult Demos in 17 Months

For The First Time in 10 Years, 'Nightline' Is No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Versus CBS and NBC and Is Posting 3-Year Highs in All Key Demos

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.053 million) and Adults 25-54 (279,000) for the week of Nov. 20, 2023, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" took the top spot, beating CBS' "Comics Unleashed" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" across the board for the 2nd week in a row.

"Nightline" turned in double-digit gains week to week in Total Viewers (+22% - 1.053 million vs. 860,000), Adults 25-54 (+25% - 279,000 vs. 223,000) and Adults 18-49 (+34% - 202,000 vs. 151,000). In fact, "Nightline" drew its largest overall audience in more than 3 years and strongest performance in both key Adult demos in 17 months - since weeks of 7/20/20 and 6/13/22, respectively.

"Nightline" also saw double-digit increases year to year in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+28% - 1.053 million vs. 821,000), Adults 25-54 (+49% - 279,000 vs. 287,000) and Adults 18-49 (+68% - 202,000 vs. 120,000).

On Monday (11/20/23), "Nightline" scored its most-watched telecast (1.329 million) in 17 months - since 6/8/22.

Season to date, and for the first time ever in the 10 years in its time period, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 versus CBS and NBC. In addition, "Nightline" is growing versus the comparable weeks last season in Total Viewers (+11% - 984,000 vs. 888,000), Adults 25-54(+11% - 248,000 vs. 224,000) and Adults 18-49 (+4% - 166,000 vs. 159,000), posting its strongest numbers in 3 years - since the 2020-2021 season.

This week "Nightline" covered the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel; the 24 hostages released in exchange between Hamas and Israel; Rosalynn Carter's lasting legacy; celebrating 10 Years of Disney's "Frozen"; reverse aging; a behind-the-scenes look at the anticipated "Monday Night Football" matchup between both Kelce brothers; what brings John Stamos joy; the herbicide Paraquat under probe; co-anchor Juju Chang's sit-down with the "Queen of Christmas" Mariah Carey and more.

NOTE: From Wednesday to Friday (11/22/23 - 11/24/23), "Nightline" was retitled to "NL-ABC" due to the Thanksgiving holiday. CBS' "Comics Unleashed" was coded as a special on Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday, NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was retitled to "Late Night with Seth Meyers-SM" due to being a repeat. The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. ABC's weekly averages are based on two days (Monday-Tuesday), CBS' averages are based on three days (Monday-Wednesday), and NBC's weekly 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. EST on ABC. "Nightline" has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

WEEK OF NOV. 20, 2023:

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

ABC's "Nightline" 1,053,000 279,000/0.2 202,000/0.1

CBS' "Comics Unleashed" 561,000 109,000/0.1 76,000/0.1

NBC's "Late Night" 944,000 266,000/0.2 196,000/0.1

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 11/20/23), Previous Week (w/o 11/13/23) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 11/14/22). Most Current Data Stream: 2023-2024 Season (9/25 - 11/26/23) and 2022-2023 Season (9/19 - 11/20/22). NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" premiered on 10/2/23. 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.





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