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[05/01/15 - 08:00 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Builds to a 6-Week High Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 20-24.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Kimmel Builds to a 6-Week High in AD18-49

Some early points on ABC's late-night numbers, ahead of the regular press release:

During the week of April 20, 2015, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live grew over the prior week among Adults 18-49 (841,000 vs. 831,000) to a 6-week high - since w/o 3/9/15.

Kimmel was up over the year-ago week (w/o 4/21/14) in both Adults 18-49 (+16%) and Total Viewers (+2%). In fact, Kimmel posted the largest year over year gains compared to its NBC and CBS competition, as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was down -13% and The Late Show with David Letterman was up +2%.

· ABC's Kimmel was the week's #2 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49, behind only NBC's The Tonight Show.

· The Friday telecast of Kimmel (4/24/15) was the week's #1 late-night telecast in Adults 18-49 (1,261,000).

With its late-night lineup of Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35pm and Nightline at 12:35am, ABC was the #1 network in late-night in both Total Viewers (2.226 million) and Adults 18-49 (738,000) during the week of April 20, 2015.

ABC was up over its performance during the same week last year (w/o 4/21/14) in both Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%) and was the only broadcaster to post year-to-year growth in either Nielsen measure (NBC was down -9%/-14%, respectively; CBS was down -1%/-12%, respectively).

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of April 20, 2015

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Builds to a 6-Week High Among Adults 18-49

"Kimmel" Posts the Largest Gains Over the Year-Ago Week Of Any Late-Night Broadcast Talk Show in Adults 18-49

"Kimmel" Scores the Week's Top Late-Night Telecast in Adults 18-49 on Friday

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

During the week of April 20, 2015, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" grew over the prior week among Adults 18-49 (841,000 vs. 831,000) to a 6-week high - since w/o 3/9/15.

"Kimmel" was up over the year-ago week (2.487 million and 727,000, respectively, on w/o 4/21/14) in both Adults 18-49 (+16%) and Total Viewers (+2%). In fact, as "Kimmel" posted the largest year-over-year growth among the late-night broadcast talk shows in the key young adult demo (+16%), NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was down by double digits (-13%).

· ABC's "Kimmel" was the week's No. 2 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49, behind only "The Tonight Show."

· The Friday telecast of "Kimmel" (on 4/24/15) was the week's No. 1 late-night telecast in Adults 18-49 (1,261,000).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+Same Day Program Ratings for weeks of 4/20/15, 4/13/15 & 4/21/14, or as dated.

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Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of April 20, 2015

"Nightline" is #1 for the Week in All Key Target Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

"Nightline" Ranks #1 in Total Viewers in 24 of Last 27 Weeks and Season to Date

"Nightline" #1 in Total Viewers Season to Date

"Nightline" Posts Year-to-Year Increases in All Key Demos

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in all key target demos: Total Viewers (1.633 million), Adults 25-54 (681,000) and Adults 18-49 (536,000) during the week of April 20, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. Nightline has ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers in 24 of the last 27 weeks.

"Nightline" built on the year-ago week (1.499 million, 628,000, and 474,000, respectively, on w/o 4/21/14) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+9%), Adults 25-54 (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%).

"Nightline's" Friday telecast (4/24/15) stood as the week's No. 1 telecast in all key target demos Total Viewers (2.290 million), Adults 25-54 (1.064 million) and Adults 18-49 (890,000), beating every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." In fact, it was "Nightline's" top telecast in both key adult demos in nearly 2 years - since 6/18/13 and 6/20/13, respectively.

Season to date, ABC News' "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.701 million), outdelivering CBS' average of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"/"The Late Late Show"/"The Talk - After Dark/The Late Late Show with James Corden" (+320,000) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (161,000). In addition, "Nightline" is up in Total Viewers (+2% - 1.701 million vs. 1.672 million) compared to the same point last season.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is Senior Broadcast Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 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.

Week of April 20, 2015:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,633,000 681,000/0.6 536,000/0.4

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,297,000 483,000/0.4 393,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,361,000 664,000/0.6 530,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 4/20/15, 4/13/15 and 4/21/14. Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 - 4/26/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 4/27/14). Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. "Seth Meyers" premiered in February 2014.





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