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[11/18/10 - 08:28 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Hits Season-Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 8-12.

[via press release from ABC]

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Hits Season-Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Some early points Jimmy Kimmel Live, ahead of the regular press release.

During the week of November 8, 2010, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live registered season-highs in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Building on the previous week by 6% in viewers and by 7% in young adults, JKL drew its largest weekly audience in nearly 6 months and best young adult performance in nearly 5 months - since w/o 5/24/10 and w/o 6/14/10, respectively. In addition, JKL was up in viewers over the year-ago week, turning in its 4th consecutive week of year-to-year increases and for the 6th time in 8 weeks this season.

Jimmy Kimmel Live beat NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, topping the NBC program among young adults for the first time this season. In addition, JKL outdrew Fallon in Total Viewers for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks .

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live bettered CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, outdrawing Ferguson in young adults for the 4th week in a row.

Excluding the NBA Finals-led broadcast in June, JKL's Wednesday telecast (11/10/10) attracted the ABC late-night program's largest audience since May and highest Total Viewer count on the night in nearly 2 years - since 5/25/10 and 11/26/08.

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of November 8, 2010

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 AMONG ADULTS 18-49 & ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE WEEK

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 SEASON TO DATE AMONG ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1993

ABC News' "Nightline" is the No. 1 program among Total Viewers (4.04 million), outperforming NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 8, 2010. This is the sixth week in a row "Nightline" has been the No. 1 program among Total Viewers. For the week, "Nightline" was also first among Adults 25-54 (1.72 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.36 million).

"Nightline" also ranks in first place among Total Viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. This is the first time "Nightline" has been in first place at this point in the season since at least the 1993-94 season, when "Letterman" began on CBS.

Week to week, "Nightline" was the only Late Night program to grow its audience versus the competition. Week to week, "Nightline" grew +8% among A25-54, +9% among A18-49 and +3% among Total Viewers.

Versus last week, "Nightline's" demo lead over the "Tonight Show" was +633% larger while the total viewing lead expanded +1000%. "Nightline's" demo lead over "Letterman" increased +18% versus last year. In addition, "Nightline's" total viewing lead over "Letterman" increased +74% versus last week and +450% versus last year.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. 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 November 8, 2010)

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

ABC "Nightline" 4,040,000 1,720,000/ 1.4 1,360,000/ 1.0

CBS "Late Show" 3,710,000 1,590,000/ 1.3 1,170,000/ 0.9

NBC "Tonight" 3,710,000 1,500,000/ 1.2 1,200,000/ 0.9

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD weeks of 11/8/10, 11/1/10 & 11/9/09. Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for 9/20/10 - 11/14/10.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of November 8, 2010

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Young Adults, Drawing its Largest Audience Since May and Best Adults 18-49 Number Since June

"JKL" Betters NBC's "Fallon" in Adults 18-49 for the First Time This Season

"JKL" Beats CBS' "Ferguson" in Adults 18-49 for the 4th Week in a Row

Wednesday's Airing Stands as "JKL's" Most-Watched Telecast Since May

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of November 8, 2010, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" registered season highs in both Total Viewers (1.83 million) and Adults 18-49 (745,000). Building on the previous week by 6% in viewers and by 7% in young adults (1.72 million and 695,000 on w/o 11/01/10), "JKL" drew its largest weekly audience in nearly 6 months and best young adult performance in nearly 5 months - since w/o 5/24/10 and w/o 6/14/10, respectively. In addition, "JKL" was up in viewers over the year-ago week (1.80 million on w/o 11/9/09), turning in its 4th consecutive week of year-to-year increases and up for the 6th time in 8 weeks this season.

· "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in both Total Viewers (1.83 million vs. 1.61 million) and Adults 18-49 (745,000 vs. 725,000), topping the NBC program among young adults for the first time this season. In addition, "JKL" outdrew "Fallon" in Total Viewers for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks.

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" bettered CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in Total Viewers (1.83 million vs. 1.77 million) and Adults 18-49 (745,000 vs. 683,000), outdrawing "Ferguson" in young adults for the 4th week in a row.

· Excluding the NBA Finals-led broadcast in June, "JKL's" Wednesday telecast (11/10/10) attracted the ABC late-night program's largest audience (2.23 million) on any night since May and highest Wednesday number in nearly 2 years - since 5/25/10 and 11/26/08.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 11/8/10, or as dated. Comparisons based on 000s.





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