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[01/14/10 - 12:06 PM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Draws It Best Numbers in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 4-8.

[via press release from ABC]

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of January 04, 2010

ABC's "Kimmel" Draws it Best Numbers in 4 Weeks

"JKL" Tops NBC's "Fallon" in Viewers for the 3rd Straight Week and for the 15th Time in 16 Weeks During the Season

"JKL" Beats CBS's "Ferguson" Among Adults 18-49 and Key Men

With Guests Ellen Pompeo, Michael Strahan and Puddle of Mudd, "JKL's" Thursday Telecast Attracts the Show's Largest Audience Since March

Weekly National Ratings:

During the first week of 2010 (w/o 1/4/10), ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" delivered its strongest numbers in Total Viewers (1.67 million) and Adults 18-49 (685,000) in 4 weeks � since w/o 12/7/09.

� For the 3rd straight week, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" outdrew NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in Total Viewers (+11% - 1.67 million vs. 1.50 million). In fact, "JKL" topped the NBC late-night program in viewers for the 15th time in 16 weeks during the 2009-10 TV season. Season to date, "JKL" is attracting 21% more overall viewers than NBC's "Fallon" (1.69 million vs. 1.40 million).

� "Jimmy Kimmel Live" bettered CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" among Adults 18-49 (685,000 vs. 684,000) for the second week in a row, while also leading the CBS show for the week among Men 18-49 (314,000 vs. 310,000) and Men 25-54 (365,000 vs. 349,000).

� On Thursday (1/7/10), featuring guests Ellen Pompeo from "Grey's Anatomy," Michael Strahan and the band Puddle of Mudd, "JKL" generated its most-watched telecast (2.24 million) for any late-night airing on any night in 10 months and largest Adults 18-49 audience (1.11 million) in 7 months � since 3/2/09 and 6/11/09, respectively. The Thursday "JKL" telecast outperformed the Thursday telecasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.48 million and 822,000 in Adults 18-49) and CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (1.70 million and 561,000 in Adults 18-49).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 1/4/10.

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of January 4, 2010

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 AMONG A25-54 -- BESTS "LETTERMAN" AND "TONIGHT SHOW"

"NIGHTLINE" GROWS 11% AMONG A18-49 WEEK TO WEEK

ABC News' "Nightline" was #1 among Adults 25-54 for the week of January 4, 2010, outperforming NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," according to Nielsen Media Research. This marks the 14th week "Nightline" outperformed "Tonight Show" among A25-54. Week to week, Nightline" grew +3% among A25-54 and +11% among A18-49.

Among Total Viewers, "Nightline" outperformed "The Tonight Show" for the 29th consecutive week. This is the first time "Nightline" has beaten "Tonight Show" among Total Viewers for 29 consecutive weeks since at least the 1991/92 season, which is as far as records date.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir. John Donvan and Vicki Mabrey are correspondents. James Goldston is the executive producer. The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

(Week of January 4, 2010)

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

ABC "Nightline" 3,730,000 1,550,000/ 1.2 1,330,000/ 1.0

CBS "Late Show" 4,020,000 1,530,000/ 1.2 1,230,000/.9

NBC "Tonight" 2,490,000 1,460,000/ 1.2 1,350,000/1.0

Source: NTI - - A25-54, Total Viewers & A18-49 � Wks. of 1/4/10 & 12/28/09 Live +SD. Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for STD: 9/21/09-1/10/10 & 9/22/08-1/11/09





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