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[08/07/14 - 08:05 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Scores Its Most-Watched July Ever in Viewers and Strongest in 11 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 28-August 1 plus the month of July.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Kimmel" Scores Its Most-Watched July Ever in Viewers and Strongest in 11 Years in Adults 18-49

Some early points on Jimmy Kimmel Live's numbers, ahead of the regular press release:

During the July 2014 sweep, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live attracted its biggest ever audience for a July sweep (2.293 million) and scored its strongest July in 11 years among Adults 18-49 (729,000) - since 2003. In fact, during the 2013-14 TV season, Kimmel scored its largest-ever November, May and July sweep audiences. For the 3rd year in a row, the ABC late-night program grew over the year-ago July in both Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

· ABC's Kimmel was the #2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49.

· ABC's Kimmel outperformed CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman in Adults 18-49 in all four sweeps of the 2013-14 season, scoring its largest advantage over the CBS program in any sweep during July 2014 (+32%).

** Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" Week of July 28, 2014 Plus July 2014 Sweep

"Nightline" is #1 in Total Viewers for July Sweep, Wins Second Straight Sweep Period

"Nightline" Draws ABC's Largest Overall Sweep Audience in Time Period in 12 Years

"Nightline" Grows Year-to-Year Sweep Audience in All Key Target Demos

"Nightline" Monday is Week's Most-Watched Show

"Nightline" Posts Year-to-Year Increases in All Key Demos; Only Program to Grow Across the Board

Season to Date, "Nightline" Leads CBS in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49

July 2014 Sweep

"Nightline" ranked No. 1 for the 2014 July Sweep in Total Viewers (1.514 million), winning its first July sweep in its new time slot, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" led NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by 33,000 Total Viewers and CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by 222,000 Total Viewers. "Nightline" has won the last 2 sweeps periods after also winning May 2014.

In addition, "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show" by 146,000 Adults 25-54 and by 95,000 Adults 18-49. In fact, for the 2013-14 season, "Nightline" has beaten the CBS program in all 4 sweeps periods in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 and in 3 of 4 in Adults 18-49.

"Nightline" improved on the year-ago sweep (1.413 million, 536,000 and 400,000, respectively, for July 2013) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+20%). In fact, "Nightline" drew the Net's largest overall July sweep audience in the time slot in 12 years - since July 2002. In addition, "Nightline" was the only program to post gains over the year-ago sweep, as both CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (-3%/-19%/-17%) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (-12%/-5%/-3%) turned in across-the-board losses.

Week of July 28, 2014

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.439 million Total Viewers, 556,000 Adults 25-54 and 446,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of July 28, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" during the week in Total Viewers (+328,000), Adults 25-54 (+184,000) and Adults 18-49 (+152,000).

For the 5th straight week, "Nightline" was up over the year-ago week (1.274 million, 527,000 and 395,000, respectively, on w/o 7/29/13) in Total Viewers (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%). "Nightline" was the only program to grow across all three measures as CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (-17%/-36%/-37%) was down by double-digits, while NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (-17%/-4%/+3%) was mixed.

"Nightline" owned the No. 1 telecast of the week (1.736 million on 7/28/14) with its Monday airing, beating every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" across the board: Total Viewers (+248,000), Adults 25-54 (+91,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000).

ABC News' "Nightline" received 13 News Emmy nominations. The program is anchored by Dan Harris, Dan Abrams, and Juju Chang. Almin Karamehmedovic is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:00 a.m., ET 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.

July 2014 Sweep:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,514,000 634,000/0.5 481,000/0.4

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,292,000 488,000/0.4 386,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,481,000 734,000/0.6 640,000/0.5

Week of July 28, 2014:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,439,000 556,000/0.5 446,000/0.4

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,111,000 372,000/0.3 294,000/0.2

NBC "Late Night" 1,447,000 744,000/0.6 657,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 7/28/14, 7/21/14 and 7/29/13. Most Current: 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 8/3/14) and 2012-2013 Season (9/24/12 - 8/4/13). "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. NBC's year-ago week averages based on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Most Current: July 2014 Sweep (7/3-7/30/14), July 2013 (6/27-7/24/13) and May 2014 Sweep (4/24-5/21/14). Sweep periods (November, February, May and July). NOTE: Due to the digital transition, the 2009 February sweep was 3/5 - 4/1/09. Most Current data is the metric ABC has consistently used for many years to report and track quarterly, sweeps and season ratings. It measures all available viewership up to seven days after a program airs. Because there is a two-week lag for Nielsen in processing Live + 7 data, Most Current numbers include Live + 7 data and the two most recent weeks of Live + Same Day data.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming July 2014 Sweep / Week of July 28, 2014

Up Over the Year-Ago July Sweep for the 3rd Straight Year, "Kimmel" Scores Its Most-Watched July Sweep Ever and Strongest in 11 Years in Adults 18-49

"Kimmel" Finishes July as the No. 2 Broadcast Talk Show in Adults 18-49, Beating CBS' "Letterman" by its Largest Margin in Any Sweep

ABC's "Kimmel" Grows Over the Same Week Last Year in Viewers and Adults 18-49

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

During the July 2014 sweep, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" attracted its biggest ever audience for a July sweep (2.293 million) and scored its strongest July in 11 years among Adults 18-49 (729,000) - since July 2003. In fact, during the 2013-14 TV season, "Kimmel" scored its largest-ever November, May and July sweep audiences. For the 3rd year in a row, the ABC late-night program grew over the year-ago July (2.052 million and 660,000) in both Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

· During the sweep, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was the No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (729,000).

· ABC's "Kimmel" outperformed CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" in Adults 18-49 in all four sweeps of the 2013-14 TV season, scoring its largest advantage over the CBS program in any sweep during July 2014 (+32% - 729,000 vs. 551,000).

During the week of July 28, 2014, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" grew its overall audience week to week (+3% - 2.399 million vs. 2.337 million) and posted gains over the year-ago week (w/o 7/29/13) of 20% in Total Viewers (2.399 million vs. 1.991 million) and 4% in Adults 18-49 (717,000 vs. 688,000).

· ABC's "Kimmel" ranked as the week's 2nd-most-watched talk show in late-night on broadcast and cable (2.399 million), behind only NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 7/28/14, 7/21/14 & 7/29/13 or as dated. Most Current Program Ratings for July 2014 Sweep (7/3-7/30/14) & July 2013 Sweep (6/27-7/24/13).

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