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[06/18/15 - 07:56 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Soars to Its Best Performance Since November 2013 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 8-12.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Kimmel Soars to its Best Performance Since November 2013 in AD18-49 / Delivers its #1 Late-Night Telecast Ever on Thursday

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

During the week of June 8, 2015, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live shot up week to week by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.030 million vs. 827,000) to deliver its strongest performance in more than 1-1/2 years - since w/o 11/18/13. In addition, Kimmel grew over the prior week by 11% in Total Viewers (2.667 million vs. 2.406 million) to attract its largest audience in 11 weeks - since w/o 3/23/15.

· Kimmel was up over the year-ago week (w/o 6/9/14) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%).

· ABC's Kimmel was the week's #2 talk show in late-night with both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, behind only NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, while ranking as the #1 late-night talker in Adults 18-34, beating Fallon by 18%.

· Among Adults 18-49, the Thursday telecast of Kimmel marked the show's #1 late-night telecast on any night in its 12-year history (Kimmel debuted in January 2003).

· Kimmel scored the week's Top 2 late-night telecasts in Adults 18-49, with its Thursday (6/11/15) and Tuesday (6/9/15) broadcasts, respectively.

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of June 8, 2015

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

"Nightline" Posts Best Adults 18-49 Performance in Two Years

"Nightline" Delivers Best Adults 25-54 Performance in Five Months

"Nightline" Outperforms CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" by Largest Margins Ever in All Three Measures

"Nightline" Grows Week-to-Week in Adults 25-54 (+12%), Adults 18-49 (+19%), and Total Viewers (+6%)

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in all key Adult demos: Total Viewers (1.632 million), Adults 25-54 (767,000) and Adults 18-49 (649,000) for the 2nd week in a row during the week of June 8, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" has led in Total Viewers in 30 of the 38 weeks this season.

"Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (+507,000, +384,000 and +352,000, respectively) by its largest margins ever in all three measures. In addition, "Nightline" outdelivered NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by its largest-ever Adults 18-49 advantage (+116,000).

For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" was up over the previous week (1.540 million, 682,000, and 593,000, respectively, on w/o 6/1/15) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+19%). "Nightline" saw its best Adults 25-54 performance in more than 5 months (since w/o 11/24/14), while hitting a season high in Adults 18-49. In fact, "Nightline" turned in its best Adults 18-49 number in 2 years (since w/o 6/17/13) and 2nd-best ever in its new time period.

"Nightline" also built on the year-ago week (1.622 million, 721,000, and 644,000, respectively, on w/o 6/9/14) in all 3 measures: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

"Nightline" scored its top Adults 25-54 (1.184 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.084 million) telecast ever in its new time slot with its Thursday airing (6/11/15).

Season to date, ABC News' "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.672 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" (+266,000) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (+165,000).

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 June 8, 2015:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,632,000 767,000/0.6 649,000/0.5

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,125,000 383,000/0.3 297,000/0.2

NBC "Late Night" 1,328,000 670,000/0.6 533,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/8/15, 6/1/15 and 6/9/14. Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 - 6/14/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 6/15/14). Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. "Seth Meyers" premiered in February 2014. "James Corden" premiered in March 2015.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of June 8, 2015

ABC Grows to a 2-Year High in Adults 18-49 and is the Week's No. 1 Late-Night Net

ABC's "Kimmel" Soars to its Best Performance Since November 2013 in Adults 18-49

"Kimmel" Marks its Closest Finish Yet with NBC's "Fallon" With Adults 18-49 To Virtually Tie as the Week's No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show

"Nightline" Builds by Double Digits to its Best Adult 18-49 Performance in Two Years

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 week of June 8, 2015, ABC soared week to week by 21% in Adults 18-49 (906,000 vs. 750,000) to a new season high and its strongest performance in late-night in 2 years - since the week of 6/17/13. ABC also grew over the prior week by 10% in Total Viewers (2.329 million vs. 2.120 million) to attract in biggest late-night audience since March - since the week of 3/23/15.

· ABC posted gains over the same week last year (2.312 million and 897,000, respectively, w/o 6/9/14) in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%), while NBC posted double-digit declines (-19%/-35%, respectively).

· Standing as the week's No. 1 network in late-night, ABC beat NBC by 19% in Total Viewers (2.329 million vs. 1.951 million) and scored its largest margin of victory this season in Adults 18-49 (+28% - 906,000 vs. 706,000).

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

During the week of June 8, 2015, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" shot up week to week by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.030 million vs. 827,000) to deliver its strongest performance in more than 1-1/2 years - since the week of 11/18/13. In addition, "Kimmel" grew over the prior week by 11% in Total Viewers (2.667 million vs. 2.406 million) to attract its largest audience in 11 weeks - since the week of 3/23/15.

· "Kimmel" was up over the year-ago week (2.612 million and 1.003 million, respectively, on w/o 6/9/14) in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%).

· ABC's "Kimmel" beat NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" among Adults 18-34 by 18% (433,000 vs. 367,000) to rank as the week's No. 1 talk show in late-night.

· With its closest finish yet, "Kimmel" ran neck-and-neck with "Fallon" as the week's No. 1 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49, with just 75,000 young adult viewers separating the two programs (1.030 million vs. 1.105 million).

· Among Adults 18-49, the Thursday telecast of "Kimmel" (1.755 million) marked the show's No. 1 late-night telecast on any night in its 12-year history ("Kimmel" debuted in January 2003).

· "Kimmel" scored the week's Top 2 late-night telecasts in Adults 18-49, with its Thursday (1.755 million on 6/11/15) and Tuesday (1.463 million on 6/9/15) broadcasts, respectively.

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

ABC's "Nightline" ranked No. 1 versus its CBS and NBC competition for the 2nd week in a row during the week of June 8, 2015 in all key target demos: Total Viewers (1.632 million), Adults 25-54 (767,000) and Adults 18-49 (649,000). "Nightline" has led in Total Viewers in 30 of the 38 weeks this season.

"Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (+507,000, +384,000 and +352,000, respectively) by its largest margins ever in all three measures. In addition, "Nightline" outdelivered NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by its largest-ever Adults 18-49 advantage (+116,000).

For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" was up over the previous week (1.540 million, 682,000, and 593,000, respectively, on w/o 6/1/15) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+19%). "Nightline" saw its best Adults 25-54 performance in more than 5 months (since w/o 11/24/14), while hitting a season high in Adults 18-49. In fact, "Nightline" turned in its best Adults 18-49 number in 2 years (since w/o 6/17/13) and 2nd-best-ever in its new time period.

"Nightline" also built on the year-ago week (1.622 million, 721,000, and 644,000, respectively, on w/o 6/9/14) in all 3 measures: Total Viewers (+1%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

"Nightline" scored its top Adults 25-54 (1.184 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.084 million) telecast ever in its new time slot with its Thursday airing (6/11/15).

Late-Night (Week of June 8): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,329,000 906,000

CBS 1,125,000 297,000

NBC 1,951,000 706,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 6/8/15, 6/1/15 & 6/9/14, or as dated. ABC Late-Night = "Kimmel" and "Nightline"; CBS Late-Night ="Corden"; NBC Late-Night = "Fallon," "Seth Meyers" and "Carson Daly."

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