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[01/11/13 - 10:12 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats "Leno" and "Letterman" with its Best Numbers Yet at 11:35pm
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, January 10.

[via press release from ABC]

Thursday, January 10, 2013: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Based on Nielsen's True Fast National Ratings

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Sees its Best Numbers Yet in its New Time Slot

"JKL" is Late-Night's No. 1 Talk Show in Adults 18-49 on Thursday, Beating NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS' "The Late Show" by More Than 30% Each

"JKL" Beats its NBC and CBS Competition in Each of the Top 5 U.S. Markets

"Jimmy Kimmel Live"

On Thursday, January 10, 2013, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" delivered its best numbers yet in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot on its third day, spiking over Wednesday by 11% in Total Viewers (3.167 million vs. 2.859 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.241 million vs. 1.083 million). In fact, with Thursday's telecast (3.167 million) and Tuesday's debut (3.097 million), "JKL" scored 2 of its Top 3 most-watched episodes ever.

· "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ranked as Thursday's No. 1 talk-show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (1.241 million), beating NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" by an impressive 32% (938,000) and CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" by a best-yet 34% (929,000).

· Through its first 3 days in its new time slot (Tuesday-Thursday), "JKL" (1.070 million) is leading "The Tonight Show" by 3% (1.037 million) in Adults 18-49 and CBS' "The Late Show" by 23% (870,000).

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "JKL" ranked No. 1 in its time periods in Adults 18-49 in each of the Top 5 U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas.

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)/ Rtg

Thursday, 01/10/13

ABC "JKL" 3,167,000 1,241,000/ 0.98

NBC "Tonight Show" 3,400,000 938,000/ 0.74

CBS "Late Show" 3,289,000 929,000/ 0.73

Source: Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings, 1/10/13).

"Nightline" #1 at 12:35 am in All Target Demos: Bests "Ferguson" and "Fallon" in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

On January 10, 2013, ABC's "Nightline" hit time period highs in the 12:35 a.m. time-slot across all target demos: Total Viewers (1.950 million), Adults 25-54 (992,000) and Adults 18-49 (751,000), according to Fast National Preliminary Live + Same Day Nielsen data.

"Nightline" ranked No. 1 versus its CBS and NBC competition in all key target demos (Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49), outdelivering CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.534 million, 669,000, and 510,000 respectively) and NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.472 million, 651,000 and 572,000, respectively). In fact, in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, "Nightline" posted its largest margins of victory yet over both CBS' "Late Late Show" (323,000 and 241,000, respectively) and NBC's "Late Night" (341,000 and 179,000).

"Nightline" surged on ABC's performance on the same night last year (1/12/12) by 28% in Total Viewers (1.950 million vs. 1.519 million), by 31% in Adults 25-54 (992,000 vs. 757,000) and by 41% in Adults 18-49 (751,000 vs. 533,000).

"Nightline" reported on the trial of a petite 32-year-old charged with stabbing, shooting, and slashing her one-time boyfriend; had an exclusive interview with the family of Junior Seau, the NFL superstar and family man whose suicide shocked the nation; and reported on those "snubbed" in the just-announced Oscar nominations.

January 10, 2013

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,950,000 992,000/ 0.8 751,000/ 0.6

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,534,000 669,000/ 0.6 510,000/ 0.4

NBC "Late Night" 1,472,000 651,000/ 0.5 572,000/ 0.5

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. Juju Chang is a correspondent. Jeanmarie Condon is the Executive Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 a.m., ET to 1:00 a.m. on the ABC Television Network. Together with "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Nightline" is part of ABC's winning late night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults18-49 Live + SD for 01/10/13, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals Preliminary data.





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