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[02/11/10 - 10:50 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 1-5.

[via press release from ABC]

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of February 11, 2010

ABC's "Kimmel" Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Registering its Weekly Best Performance in Nearly 1 Year

"JKL" Outperforms NBC's "Fallon" by its Widest Margins Ever in Both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

"JKL" Beats CBS' "Ferguson" in Adults 18-49 and Key Women Demos

With Guests Ozzy Osbourne and Barry Manilow, "JKL" Draws its Most-Watched Friday Telecast Ever

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of February 1, 2010, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" hit season highs in both Total Viewers (1.88 million) and Adults 18-49 (806,000). In fact, posting week-to-week increases for the 2nd week in a row, "JKL" turned in its best performance in viewers and young adults in nearly 1 year � since w/o 3/2/09. In addition, the ABC late-night program improved on the same week last year by 15% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49 (1.63 million and 752,000 in A18-49 on w/o 2/2/09).

� ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" outperformed NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" by its widest margins ever in both Total Viewers (+59% - 1.88 million vs. 1.18 million) and Adults 18-49 (+16% - 806,000 vs. 696,000).

� "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" among Adults 18-49 (806,000 vs. 792,000). In addition, "JKL" topped the CBS program among Women 18-49 (493,000 vs. 469,000) and Women 25-54 (567,000 vs. 541,000) for the 2nd consecutive week.

� On Friday (2/5/10), featuring guest Ozzy Osbourne and musical guest Barry Manilow, "JKL" drew its most-watched Friday telecast ever (2.21 million) and its second most-watched late-night telecast overall this season. The "JKL" Friday telecast outperformed the Friday telecasts of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by 10% (2.01 million) and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" by 43% (1.55 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 2/1/10.

Ratings Report for ABC News "Nightline" For the Week of February 1, 2010

"NIGHTLINE" POSTS BEST DEMO DELIVERY IN A YEAR

"NIGHTLINE" GROWS +9% AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND +9% AMONG A25-54 YEAR TO YEAR

"NIGHTLINE" TIES "LETTERMAN" IN A18-49 RATING

ABC News "Nightline" placed second among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the week of February 1, 2010, according to Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" also tied CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in the A18-49 rating (1.1). Additionally, "Nightline" continues to experience growth. Among Total Viewers, "Nightline" posted 4.04 million, increasing +9% compared to the same week last year, while in comparison, NBC's "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" decreased �59%. Week-to-week, "Nightline" increased +3% among Total Viewers.

Among Adults 25-54, "Nightline" posted its best delivery in over a year. "Nightline" averaged 1.78 million (1.4 rating), increasing +9% compared to the same week last year, while "The Tonight Show" declined �43%. Week-to-week, "Nightline" increased +16% among both A25-54 and A18-49.

"Nightline" outperformed "The Tonight Show" for 32 of the last 33 weeks among Total Viewers. Season-to-date, "Nightline" has outperformed "The Tonight Show" among A25-54 sixteen times. "Nightline" is solidly in second place season-to-date among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.

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 February 1, 2010)

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

ABC "Nightline" 4,040,000 1,780,000/ 1.4 1,440,000/ 1.1

CBS "Late Show" 4,520,000 1,850,000/ 1.5 1,480,000/ 1.1

NBC "Tonight" 2,120,000 1,260,000/ 1.0 1,150,000/ .9

Source: - A25-54, Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers � Wks. of 2/1/10, 1/25/10 & 2/2/09 Live +SD. STD: Live +7 (where available) & Live +SD for 9/21/09-2/7/10





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