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[11/12/09 - 11:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws Is Largest Young Adult Audience Since Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 2-6.

[via press release from ABC]

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of November 2, 2009

Growing in Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Week in a Row, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws is Largest Young Adult Audience Since Premiere Week

For the First Time Ever, "JKL" Outperforms "Fallon" for the Week in Adults 18-49, While Topping the NBC Program in Viewers by its Largest Margin Ever

"JKL" Betters "Ferguson" Among Adults 18-34 for the 2nd Time in 3 Weeks

With Guests Elizabeth Mitchell, Jesse Williams and Florence and the Machine, "JKL's" Thursday Telecast Attracts the Show's Largest Audience Since June

Weekly National Ratings:

For the week of November 2, 2009, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" saw its Adults 18-49 audience (720,000) grow over the previous week for the 3rd week in a row, registering the ABC late-night program's largest young adult audience since premiere week 6 weeks ago � wo 9/21/09.

� For the first time ever, "JKL" outperformed NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" for the week in Adults 18-49 (720,000 vs. 712,000). In addition, "JKL" topped "Fallon" by 35% in Total Viewers (1.70 million vs. 1.26 million), bettering the NBC late night program in viewers for the 7th week in a row, all 7 weeks of the 2009-10 TV season. Season to date, "JKL" is outdrawing NBC's "Fallon" by 22% in Total Viewers (1.69 million vs. 1.39 million).

� "Jimmy Kimmel Live" bettered CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" among Adults 18-34 (295,000 vs. 233,000) for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. "JKL" also bested "Ferguson" among Women 18-34 (155,000 vs. 120,000), Women 18-49 (420,000 vs. 396,000) and Men 18-34 (140,000 vs. 113,000).

� On Thursday (11/5/09), featuring Elizabeth Mitchell ("V"), Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy") and musical guest Florence and the Machine, "JKL" posted its strongest performance in Total Viewers (2.02 million) for any "Kimmel" telecast since June � since 6/11/09. Additionally, it was "JKL's" 2nd-highest Adults 18-49 telecasts (874,000) of the season.

Source: NTI, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 11/2/09, or as dated. Season-to-date averages based on Most Current Ratings. 2009-10 TV Season (9/21 � 11/08/09)

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of November 2, 2009

"NIGHTLINE" IS #1 AMONG A18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS

MARKS FIRST TIME SINCE AT LEAST THE 1991/1992 SEASON THAT "NIGHTLINE" OUTPERFORMS "TONIGHT SHOW" 20 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN TOTAL VIEWERS

ABC News' "Nightline" was #1 among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the week of November 2, 2009, outperforming NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," according to Nielsen Media Research. This marks the 20th consecutive week "Nightline" beat NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" among Total Viewers. This is the first time "Nightline" beat "The Tonight Show" among Total Viewers for 20 consecutive weeks since at least the 1991/92 season, which is as far as records date.

Last week "Nightline" aired a special edition of the program about the Fort Hood massacre, an investigation into Toyota's floormat recall, and a report about the multiple murders in Cleveland.

*Note: On Tuesday, November 3, "Letterman's" and "Tonight's" ratings were excluded from the average.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir. John Donvan and Vicki Mabrey are correspondents. James Goldston is the executive producer. The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

(Week of November 2, 2009)

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

ABC "Nightline" 3,879,000 1,526,000/ 1.2 1,314,000/ 1.0

CBS "Late Show" 3,877,000 1,586,000/ 1.3 1,220,000/ .9

NBC "Tonight" 2,329,000 1,220,000/ 1.0 1,213,000/ .9

Source: NTI - - A25-54, Adults 18-49 & Total Viewers � Wk. 11/2/09 Live +SD.





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