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[07/14/11 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's "JKL" Turns in its Strongest Repeat-Week Numbers Since October
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 4-8.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "JKL" Turns in its Strongest Repeat-Week Numbers Since October

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

During the week of July 4, 2011, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live's week of repeats built over its prior week of originals by 3% in Total Viewers and by 3% in Adults 18-49, marking its best numbers in 4 weeks. In fact, delivering its 2nd-highest repeat-week performance of the season in viewers and young adults, JKL turned in its strongest week of repeats in more than 9 months - since w/o 10/4/10.

JKL also saw double-digit percent gains year-to-year, growing by 12% in viewers and by 23% in young adults over its year-ago week of repeats (w/o 7/5/10). JKL stood as the only late-night broadcast program to grow over the same week last year in Adults 18-49, as NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno (-3%), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (-6%) and Last Call with Carson Daly (-9%) and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman (-12%) and Late Late Show with Ferguson (-14%) were all down from their year-ago repeat-week performances.

· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live's week of repeats outperformed CBS' Ferguson's week of originals by 23% in Total Viewers and by an impressive 31% in Adults 18-49, marking its 17th weekly win over the CBS late-night program in viewers and 7th straight victory in young adults. JKL drew a larger overall audience than Ferguson in all 5 nights of the week and topped the CBS program by double-digit percentages in 4 of 5 nights in the young adult demo: Monday (+24%), Tuesday (+47%), Thursday (+35%) and Friday (+44%).

· ABC's JKL's week of repeats beat TBS' Conan's week of repeats by 51% in Adults 18-49, scoring its 8th win in 9 weeks over the TBS late-night program.

Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For Week of July 4, 2011

Growing Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year, "Nightline" Hits 4-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks First in Late-Night among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Season to Date, "Nightline" is Drawing its Largest Overall Audience in 8 years

During the week of July 4, 2011, ABC's "Nightline" finished second among the late-night programs across each of the target demos: Total Viewers (3.984 million), Adults 25-54 (1.554 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.211 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 2nd week in a row, the ABC program built on the previous week in Total Viewers (+5%), Adults 25-54 (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%) to deliver its strongest performance in 4 weeks - best since w/o 6/6/11.

In addition, "Nightline" improved on its year-ago week for the 4th time in the last 6 weeks in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%). In fact, "Nightline" saw its overall audience grow year to year for the 19th time in the last 21 weeks.

Season to date, "Nightline" ranks first in late-night among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. This is the first time ever that "Nightline" has been in first place at this point in the season since at least the 1993-94 season, when "Letterman" began on CBS. In addition, "Nightline" is up by +5% in Total Viewers and by +4% in Adults 25-54 compared to the same point last year. Season to date, "Nightline" is drawing its largest overall audience in 8 years - since the 2002-03 season.

Note: Due to the July 4th holiday on Monday, all three programs were coded specials and were excluded from the average. The weekly averages for all three programs are based on 4 days only (Tuesday-Friday).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. John Donvan and Juju Chang are correspondents. Jeanmarie Condon is the Executive Producer. The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

(Week of July 4, 2011)

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

ABC "Nightline" 3,984,000 1,554,000/1.2 1,211,000/0.9

CBS "Late Show" 2,602,000 1,038,000/0.8 837,000/0.6

NBC "Tonight Show" 4,298,000 1,755,000/1.4 1,362,000/1.0

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 07/4/11, 6/27/11 & 7/5/10. Most Current: 2010-2011 Broadcast Season (9/20/10 - 7/10/11) and 2009-2010 Broadcast Season (9/21/09 - 7/11/10).

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of July 4, 2011

Standing as the Only Broadcaster to Deliver Week-to-Week Gains in Adults 18-49, ABC Pulls in its Best Numbers in Late-Night in 4 Weeks

Growing Week to Week and Year to Year, "Nightline" Hits 4-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Turns in its Best Repeat-Week Numbers Since October

"JKL's" Week of Repeats Beats CBS' "Ferguson's" Week of Originals in Both Viewers and Young Adults

ABC Late-Night (Monday - Friday)

During the week of July 4, 2011, ABC grew week to week for the 2nd week in a row in both Total Viewers (+13% - 2.377 million vs. 2.103 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 835,000 vs. 750,000), scoring its best numbers in late-night in 4 weeks - since w/o 6/6/11. In addition, ABC was up year to year for the 2nd consecutive week in viewers (+18% - 2.377 million vs. 2.011 million) and young adults (+16% - 835,000 vs. 720,000), standing as the only broadcast network to grow over the year-ago week in Adults 18-49.

ABC grew its overall late-night audience year to year the most of any broadcast network (NBC was up +7%; CBS was down -14%) and stood as the only broadcast net to grow over the year-ago week in young adults (NBC was down -4%; CBS was down -14%).

· ABC outperformed CBS by 26% in Total Viewers (2.377 million vs. 1.894 million) and by 28% in Adults 18-49 (835,000 vs. 653,000).

"Nightline" (Monday - Friday)

During the week of July 4, 2011, ABC's "Nightline" finished second among the late-night programs across each of the target demos: Total Viewers (3.984 million), Adults 25-54 (1.554 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.211 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. For the 2nd week in a row, the ABC program built on the previous week in Total Viewers (+5%), Adults 25-54 (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%) to deliver its strongest performance in 4 weeks - best since w/o 6/6/11.

In addition, "Nightline" improved on its year-ago week for the 4th time in the last 6 weeks in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 25-54 (+5%). In fact, "Nightline" saw its overall audience grow year to year for the 19th time in the last 21 weeks.

Season to date, "Nightline" ranks first in late-night among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. This is the first time ever that "Nightline" has been in first place at this point in the season since at least the 1993-94 season, when "Letterman" began on CBS. In addition, "Nightline" is up by 5% in Total Viewers and by 4% in Adults 25-54 compared to the same point last year. Season to date, "Nightline" is drawing its largest overall audience in 8 years - since the 2002-03 season.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Monday - Friday)

During the week of July 4, 2011, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" week of repeats built over its prior week of originals (w/o 6/27/11) by 3% in Total Viewers (1.573 million vs. 1.522 million) and by 3% in Adults 18-49 (647,000 vs. 629,000), marking its best numbers in 4 weeks. In fact, "JKL" turned in its strongest week of repeats in more than 9 months (since w/o 10/4/10) in viewers and young adults, delivering its 2nd-highest repeat-week performance of the season.

"JKL" also saw double-digit percent gains year to year, growing by 12% in viewers and by 23% in young adults over its year-ago week of repeats (1.404 million and 525,000 on w/o 7/5/10).

· "JKL" stood as the only late-night broadcast talk show to grow over the same week last year in Adults 18-49, as NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (-3%), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (-6%) and "Last Call with Carson Daly" (-9%) and both CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (-12%) and "Late Late Show with Ferguson" (-14%) were all down.

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" week of repeats outperformed CBS' "Ferguson's" week of originals by 23% in Total Viewers (1.573 million vs. 1.281 million) and by an impressive 31% in Adults 18-49 (647,000 vs. 493,000), marking its 17th weekly win over the CBS late-night program in viewers and 7th straight victory in young adults. "JKL" drew a larger overall audience than "Ferguson" in all 5 nights of the week and topped the CBS program by double-digit percentages in 4 of 5 nights in the young adult demo: Monday (+24%), Tuesday (+47%), Thursday (+35%) and Friday (+44%).

· ABC's "JKL" beat TBS' "Conan" by 51% in Adults 18-49 (647,000 vs. 428,000, scoring its 8th win in 9 weeks over the TBS late-night program.

Note: Due to the July 4th holiday on Monday, all programs were coded specials and were excluded from the average. Due to an extended edition of "Nightline" on Tuesday, "JKL" was retitled "JKL-Live" and was also excluded from the weekly average.

Late-Night Rank (Week of July 4): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,377,000 835,000

CBS 1,894,000 653,000

NBC 2,515,000 900,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 7/4/11, 6/27/11 & 7/5/10 or as dated. Comparisons based on 000s. ABC Late-Night = "Nightline" and "JKL"; CBS Late-Night = "Letterman" and "Ferguson"; NBC Late-Night = "Tonight Show," "Fallon" and "Carson Daly."





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