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[05/31/17 - 08:52 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows to 6-Week Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 22-26.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Week of May 22, 2017

ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Grows to 6-Week Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Monday's 'Kimmel' Is the Show's Top Single-Day Telecast in Nearly 3 Months

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

During the week of May 22, 2017, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" shot up over the prior week by 21% among Adults 18-49 (588,000 vs. 485,000) to a new 6-week high while tying its strongest performance in 10 weeks - since the weeks of 4/10/17 and 3/13/17, respectively.

"Kimmel" also grew week to week by 14% in Total Viewers (2.117 million vs. 1.859 million) to draw its largest audience in 6 weeks - since the week of 4/10/17.

On Monday (5/22/17), "Kimmel" delivered its best performance in late-night on any night with Adults 18-49 (718,000) in nearly 3 months - since Monday, 3/6/17. Monday's guests featured "The Bachelorette" Rachel Lindsay, Jim Carrey and musical guest Bush.

PROGRAM AVERAGES Total Viewers A18-49 (000)

ABC's "Kimmel" 2,117,000 588,000

CBS' "Colbert" 2,960,000 622,000

NBC's "Fallon" 2,609,000 837,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 5/22/17 and 5/15/17 or as dated.

Ratings Report: ABC News' "Nightline" Week of May 22, 2017

'Nightline' Improves Week to Week in All Key Demos and Hits 6-Week Highs Across the Board

'Nightline' Owns the No. 1 Telecast of the Week in All Key Demos and Hits a 4-Month High in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 on Monday, May 22 With Its Breaking News Coverage of the Manchester, England, Terror Attack

'Nightline' Slashes Its Margins With NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' Week to Week in All Key Demos and Delivers Its Closest Key Adult Performances in 6 Weeks

'Nightline' Narrows Its Gaps With NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" By Double Digits From Year-Ago Week in Adults 25-54 (-73%) and Adults 18-49 (-15%)

Cheyenne Montgomery, a victim of the alleged sexual misconduct at Choate Rosemary Hall

"Nightline" took a look at decades of alleged sexual misconduct at one of the US's most elite boarding schools - story aired on Friday, May 26

Photo credit: ABC News / "Nightline"

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.350 million Total Viewers, 510,000 Adults 25-54 and 361,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of May 22, 2017, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" led CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.303 million and 454,000, respectively) in Total Viewers (+47,000) and Adults 25-54 (+56,000).

"Nightline" scored week-to-week increases (1.270 million, 436,000 and 324,000, respectively, for w/o 5/15/17) in Total Viewers (+6%), Adults 25-54 (+17%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%), hitting 6-week highs across the board - since w/o 4/10/17.

"Nightline" held the No. 1 telecast of the week with its Monday airing (5/22/17) in Total Viewers (1.601 million), Adults 25-54 (641,000) and Adults 18-49 (497,000), outdrawing every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Further, "Nightline's" Monday airing stood as its top telecast in both key adult demos in 4 months - since 1/20/17.

"Nightline" slashed its margins with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" from the previous week in Total Viewers (-98% - 3,000 vs. 166,000), Adults 25-54 (-84% - 24,000 vs. 151,000) and Adults 18-49 (-64% - 55,000 vs. 153,000) to its closest performances with the NBC program in overall viewers and the key adult news demo in 5 weeks - 4/17/17.

"Nightline" cut its gaps with NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" from the same week last year by double digits in Adults 25-54 (-73% - 24,000 vs. 90,000) and Adults 18-49 (-15% - 55,000 vs. 65,000).

Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+98,000 - 1.443 million vs. 1.345 million), Adults 25-54 (+25,000 - 538,000 vs. 513,000) and Adults 18-49 (+10,000 - 405,000 vs. 395,000).

Stories on Nightline last week included breaking news coverage of the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, an investigation of elite Iraqi troops torturing and executing civilians caught on tape by a prize-winning photojournalist, a look at decades of alleged sexual misconduct at one of the US's most elite boarding schools and an interview with a Michael Jackson impersonator starring in the King of Pop's biopic.

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. EDT, 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 May 22, 2017:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,350,000 510,000/0.4 361,000/0.3

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,303,000 454,000/0.4 361,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,353,000 534,000/0.4 416,000/0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 5/22/17, 5/15/17and 5/23/16. Most Current: 2016-2017 Season (NNTV - 9/19/16 - 5/28/17) and 2015-2016 Season (Galaxy Explorer - 9/21/15 - 5/29/16). 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.





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