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[01/06/15 - 07:59 AM]
ABC Is the Most-Watched Network in Late-Night During the 4th Quarter of 2014
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2014.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Kimmel Finishes 2014 with its Most-Watched Quarter Ever

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

During the 4th quarter of 2014, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live closed out 2014 with its biggest-ever audience for any quarter (2.784 million). In fact, Kimmel attracted two of its largest-ever quarterly audiences during the calendar year 2014 (4Q14 and 2Q14, respectively).

Kimmel was up over the 4th quarter of the prior year by 5% in Total Viewers, growing over the year-ago 4Q for the 5th year in a row. In fact, Kimmel has hit a new 4Q high in Total Viewers for the 3rd straight year.

· During the quarter, Kimmel scored its most-watched week ever during Thanksgiving week 2014 and its most-watched single-day telecast in late-night with its Thursday, 9/25/14 telecast. In fact, Kimmel delivered 3 of its 5 largest-ever weekly audiences (week of 11/24/14 - #1, week of 11/3/14 - #4 and week of 11/17/14 - #5) and posted 3 of its Top 5 most-watched single-day telecasts ever in late-night (Thurs, 9/25/14 - #1, Tues, 11/25/14 - #3 and Wed, 11/5/14 - #4).

· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live finished the quarter as the 2nd-most-watched late-night talk show, behind only NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming 4th Quarter 2014

ABC is the Most-Watched Network in Late-Night During the 4th Quarter of 2014

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Finishes 2014 with its Biggest-Ever Quarter Audience

ABC News' "Nightline" Scores its Most-Watched Quarter Ever in its New Slot

ABC Late-Night (Monday - Friday)

With its late-night lineup of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35 p.m. and "Nightline" at 12:35 a.m. during the 4th quarter of 2014, ABC grew its overall audience from the year-ago 4Q by 4% (2.426 million vs. 2.336 million).

· ABC was the No. 1 network in late-night in Total Viewers (2.426 million) during the quarter, edging out NBC (2.401 million) and beating CBS by 16% (2.087 million).

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

During the 4th quarter of 2014, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" closed out 2014 with its biggest-ever audience for any quarter (2.784 million). In fact, "Kimmel" attracted two of its largest-ever quarterly audiences during the calendar year 2014 (4Q14 and 2Q14, respectively).

"Kimmel" was up over the 4th quarter of the prior year by 5% in Total Viewers (2.784 million vs. 2.652 million), growing over the year-ago 4Q for the 5th year in a row. In fact, "Kimmel" has hit a new 4Q high in Total Viewers for the 3rd straight year.

· During the quarter, "Kimmel" scored its most-watched week ever during Thanksgiving week 2014 and its most-watched single-day telecast in late-night with its Thursday, 9/25/14 telecast. In fact, Kimmel delivered 3 of its 5 largest-ever weekly audiences (week of 11/24/14 - No. 1, week of 11/3/14 - No. 4 and week of 11/17/14 - No. 5) and posted 3 of its Top 5 most-watched single-day telecasts ever in late-night (Thurs, 9/25/14 - No. 1, Tues, 11/25/14 - No. 3 and Wed, 11/5/14 - No. 4).

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" finished the quarter as the 2nd-most-watched late-night talk show, behind only NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

"Nightline" (M-F 12:35 a.m.)

ABC's "Nightline" won 4th quarter 2014 in Total Viewers (1.709 million) versus its NBC and CBS competition, leading for the 2nd time in the last 3 quarters, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (+252,000) and CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (+121,000) by its largest-ever quarter margins. In addition, "Nightline" led the CBS program by its 2nd-best-ever quarter advantages in Adults 25-54 (+111,000) and Adults 18-49 (+72,000), behind only 3Q14.

"Nightline" edged out its year-ago quarter performance in Total Viewers (1.709 million vs. 1.703 million for 4Q13) to draw its most-watched quarter ever in its new time slot. In fact, "Nightline" drew the Net's largest overall quarter audience in the time slot in 11 years - since 4Q03.

Late-Night (4Q 2014): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,426,000 722,000

CBS 2,087,000 549,000

NBC 2,401,000 925,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Most Current National Program Ratings for 4Q14 (9/22/14-12/28/14) and Live + 7 Day Program Ratings for 4Q13 (9/23/13-12/29/13). Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013.

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