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[09/03/15 - 07:42 AM]
ABC Is Up for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49 to a 2-Month High in Late-Night
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Grows by Double Digits to 8-Week Highs

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

During the week of August 24, 2015, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live scored 8-week highs (since w/o 6/29/15), soaring over the prior week by double digits in both Total Viewers (+12% - 2.328 million vs. 2.072 million) and Adults 18-49 (+21% - 699,000 vs. 579,000).

· Kimmel grew its overall audience over the year-ago week (w/o 8/25/14) for the 2nd week in a row (+3%).

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of August 24, 2015

"Nightline" #1 in Total Viewers

Delivers a 4-Week High in Adults 25-54

"Nightline" Ranks #1 in Total Viewers Season to Date

Grows Double Digits Year-to-Year in Total Viewers

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.360 million) during the week of August 24, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.059 million) by 301,000 and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.325 million) by 35,000.

"Nightline" improved on the previous week's performance in Adults 25-54 (+1% - 492,000 vs. 485,000 on w/o 8/17/15) to deliver a 4-week high - since w/o 7/27/15.

For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" turned in year-to-year improvement in Total Viewers (+7% - 1.360 million vs. 1.266 million on w/o 8/25/14).

Season to date, ABC News' "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.602 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" (+253,000) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers (+106,000).

NOTE: Due NFL Preseason, CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was retitled to "The Late Late Show-JC" on Friday (8/28/15) and the telecast was excluded from the weekly averages. CBS' averages are based on 4 days (Mon-Thurs).

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 August 24, 2015:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,360,000 492,000/0.4 373,000/0.3

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,059,000 429,000/0.4 359,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,325,000 655,000/0.5 513,000/0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 8/24/15, 8/17/15 and 8/25/14. Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 - 8/30/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 8/31/14). 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 August 24, 2015

ABC is Up for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49 to a 2-Month High in Late-Night

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows by Double Digits to 8-Week Highs

"Nightline" Delivers a 4-Week High Among Adults 25-54

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 August 24, 2015, ABC grew for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (+15% - 590,000 vs. 512,000) to post a 2-month high and for the 3rd consecutive week in Total Viewers (+9% - 2.006 million vs. 1.835 million) to a 1-month high - since the weeks of 6/29/15 and 7/27/15, respectively.

· ABC posted gains over the same week last year (1.943 million on w/o 8/25/14) for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+3%).

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

During the week of August 24, 2015, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" scored 8-week highs (since the week of 6/29/15), soaring over the prior week by double digits in both Total Viewers (+12% - 2.328 million vs. 2.072 million) and Adults 18-49 (+21% - 699,000 vs. 579,000).

· "Kimmel" grew its overall audience over the year-ago week (2.253 million on w/o 8/25/14) for the 2nd week in a row (+3%).

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

ABC's "Nightline" ranked No. 1 versus its NBC and CBS competition in Total Viewers (1.360 million) during the week of August 24, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.059 million) by 301,000 viewers and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.325 million) by 35,000.

"Nightline" improved on the previous week's performance in Adults 25-54 (+1% - 492,000 vs. 485,000 on w/o 8/17/15) to deliver a 4-week high - since w/o 7/27/15.

For the 2nd week in a row, "Nightline" turned in year-to-year improvement in Total Viewers (+7% - 1.360 million vs. 1.266 million on w/o 8/25/14).

Late-Night (Week of Aug 24): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,006,000 590,000

CBS 1,059,000 359,000

NBC 1,853,000 649,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 8/24/15, 8/17/15 & 8/24/14, 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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