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[12/03/10 - 09:54 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Sees its Most-Watched Week Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 22-26.

[via press release from ABC]

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of November 23, 2010 and November 2010 Sweep

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Sees its Most-Watched Week Ever, While Hitting a Season High in Adults 18-49

"JKL" Beats NBC's "Fallon" in Viewers for the 6th Time in the Last 7 Weeks

"JKL" Beats CBS' "Ferguson" in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Straight Week

Tuesday's Airing Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Young Adults, Standing as "JKL's" 3rd Most-Watched Telecast Ever in Late-Night

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is Up over the Previous November In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

"JKL" Tops NBC's "Fallon" in November with Viewers for the 2nd Year in a Row

"JKL" Betters CBS' "Ferguson" for the 3rd Time In the Last 4 November Sweeps in Adults 18-49

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of November 22, 2010, including the final three nights of the November 2010 Sweep, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" saw its most-watched week ever (2.23 million), while hitting a season high in Adults 18-49 (792,000). "JKL" was up over the same week last year in both viewers and young adults (1.85 million and 693,000 in A18-49 on w/o 11/23/09), for the 2nd week in a row. In fact, "JKL" turned in its 6th consecutive week of year-to-year increases in Total Viewers and was up for the 8th time in 10 weeks this season.

· Posting season-best telecast numbers in Total Viewers (2.87 million) and Adults 18-49 (961,000), "JKL's" Tuesday airing (11/23/10), featuring "Dancing with the Stars" champion Jennifer Grey, Dominic Monaghan and musical guest Ke$ha, drew the ABC late-night program's largest audience on any night in 6 months and highest Adults 18-49 audience in 5 months - since 5/25/10 and 6/17/10, respectively. In fact, the Tuesday airing stands as the "JKL's" 3rd most-watched late-night night telecast ever.

· "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" by a season-best 21% in Total Viewers (2.23 million vs. 1.85 million). "JKL" outdrew "Fallon" in Total Viewers for the 3rd week in a row and for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks.

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" bested CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in both Total Viewers (+25% - 2.23 million vs. 1.78 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% - 792,000 vs. 719,000) for the 3rd straight week.

November Sweep 2010 (10/28 - 11/24/10):

During the recently completed 2010 November Sweep, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" drew 1.85 million viewers and 744,000 Adults 18-49 viewers, posting increases over November 2009 in both measures (1.78 million & 739,000 in Adults 18-49). In fact, "JKL" was up in Total Viewers over the previous November for the 4th time in the last 5 sweeps periods for the month.

· "JKL" defeated NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" during the 2010 November Sweep in Total Viewers (1.85 million vs. 1.76 million), outperforming the NBC program in viewers for the 2nd November in a row.

· "JKL" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" during the month in both Total Viewers (1.85 million vs. 1.77 million) and Adults 18-49 (744,000 vs. 681,000), topping the CBS program in the key young adult demo for the 3rd time in the last 4 November Sweeps periods.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 11/23/10, or as dated. JKL weekly averages based on Monday and Tuesday telecasts only. Comparisons based on 000s.

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the November 2010 Sweep

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 AMONG ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE NOVEMBER SWEEP -- FIRST TIME SINCE 1993

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 SEASON TO DATE AMONG ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR FIRST TIME IN 17 YEARS

ABC News' "Nightline" is the No. 1 program among Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, for the just completed November sweep, according to Nielsen Media Research. This marks the first time "Nightline" outperformed "The Tonight Show" and "Letterman" among Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 since "Letterman" began on CBS in 1993.

Season-to-date, "Nightline" 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 in 17 years, since the 1993-94 season, when "Letterman" began on CBS.

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.

November Sweep 2010

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

ABC "Nightline" 4,020,000 1,680,000/ 1.4 1,320,000/1.0

CBS "Late Show" 3,660,000 1,580,000/ 1.3 1,180,000/0.9

NBC "Tonight" 3,910,000 1,620,000/ 1.3 1,280,000/1.0

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 & Adults 18-49 Live+SD for November 2010 Sweep (10/28/10-11/24/10), Live+7 (where available) & Live+SD for Season-to-Date (9/20/10 - 11/28/10).





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