or


[10/04/12 - 07:53 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Opens Premiere Week with its Best Numbers in Over 3 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 24-28.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Opens Premiere Week with its Best Numbers in Over 3 Months

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

Fresh off Jimmy Kimmel's stint as host of the 2012 Emmy Awards, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live kicked off premiere week of the 2012-13 season (week of September 24, 2012) with its strongest performance in more than 3 months with both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 - since the weeks of 6//11/12 and 6/18/12, respectively. Marking its 4th consecutive week of gains, JKL grew over the prior week by 6% in Total Viewers and by 2% in Adults 18-49.

· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the #3 talk show in late-night in Total Viewers during the opening week of the 2012-13 season, behind only NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman.

· For the 2nd year in a row, ABC's JKL (M-F 12am) beat NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (M-F 12:35am) during week 1 of the season in both Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%). JKL outperformed the NBC late-night program on all 5 days of the week in Viewers and in 4 of 5 days among young adults, including JKL's repeat telecast dominating an original telecast of Fallon on Friday.

· ABC's JKL outdelivered CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (M-F 12:35am) by its largest margins ever during the opening week of a season, leading the CBS late-night program by 28% in Total Viewers and by 29% in Adults 18-49. JKL towered over Ferguson by double-digit percentages on all 5 days of the week in both Nielsen measures.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of September 24, 2012

With its Best Performance in Over 3 Months, ABC Kicks Off Premiere Week As the No. 1 Network in Late-Night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "Nightline" Ranks as the No. 1 Program in Late-Night During Premiere Week

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Opens Premiere Week with its Top Numbers Since June

ABC Late-Night (Monday - Friday)

During the week of September 24, 2012, premiere week of the 2012-13 season, ABC was up for the 3rd week in a row in Total Viewers (+5% - 2.290 million vs. 2.174 million) and for the 4th straight week in Adults 18-49 (+4% - 735,000 vs. 704,000) to deliver its best performance in late-night since June - since the weeks of 6/11/12 and 6/18/12, respectively. Together, "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" form ABC's winning late-night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

ABC grew its Total Viewer count over the premiere week of the 2011-12 season (+1%), standing as the only broadcaster in late-night to build its overall audience (CBS was down -6%, NBC declined -8%).

· For the 2nd consecutive year, ABC (2.290 million) was the most-watched network in late-night during the opening week of a season, increasing its leads over CBS to 5% (2.178 million) and over NBC to 12% (2.052 million), from 3% and 6%, respectively, versus the year-ago premiere week.

· ABC opened the new season as the No. 1 network in late-night in Adults 18-49 (735,000), holding double-digit advantages over both CBS (+10% - 670,000) and NBC (+11% - 661,000) for the 2nd year in a row.

"Nightline" (Monday - Friday)

For the week of September 24, 2012, ABC's "Nightline" opened the 2012-13 season as the No. 1 program in late-night in all key target demos: Total Viewers (3.606 million), Adults 25-54 (1.353 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.026 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. It was the 2nd consecutive year for "Nightline" to rank No. 1 during premiere week in all 3 measures.

For the 3rd week in a row, "Nightline" improved on the previous week in Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), delivering its strongest numbers since July - since w/o 7/16/12.

"Nightline" aired the No. 1 telecast in late-night during premiere week in Total Viewers (3.765 million - 9/25/12), Adults 25-54 (1.489 million - 9/27/12) and Adults 18-49 (1.156 million - 9/27/12).

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Monday - Friday)

Fresh off Jimmy Kimmel's stint as host of "The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards," ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" kicked off premiere week of the 2012-13 season (week of September 24, 2012) with its strongest performance in more than 3 months in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 - since w/o 6/11/12 and 6/18/12, respectively. Marking its 4th consecutive week of gains, "JKL" grew over the prior week by 6% in Total Viewers (1.789 million vs. 1.690 million) and by 2% in Adults 18-49 (625,000 vs. 612,000).

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ranked as the No. 3 talk show in late-night in Total Viewers (1.789 million) during the opening week of the 2012-13 season, behind only NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (3.296 million) and CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" (3.005 million).

· For the 2nd year in a row, ABC's "JKL" (M-F 12:00 a.m.) beat NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (M-F 12:35 a.m.) during week 1 of the season in both Total Viewers (+16% - 1.789 million vs. 1.539 million) and Adults 18-49 (+6% - 625,000 vs. 591,000). "JKL" outperformed the NBC late-night program on all 5 days of the week in viewers and in 4 of 5 days among young adults, including a "JKL" repeat telecast that dominated an original telecast of "Fallon" on Friday.

· ABC's "JKL" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (M-F 12:35 a.m.) by its largest margins ever during the opening week of a season, leading the CBS late-night program by 28% in Total Viewers (1.789 million vs. 1.397 million) and by 29% in Adults 18-49 (625,000 vs. 485,000). "JKL" towered over "Ferguson" by double-digit percentages on all 5 days of the week in both Nielsen measures.

Late-Night Rank (Week of Sept 24): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)
ABC 2,290,000 735,000
CBS 2,178,000 670,000
NBC 2,052,000 661,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 9/24/12, 9/17/12 & 9/19/11 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."





  [october 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/27/17 - 12:51 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Scores Increases in Television Viewership Through Elite 8, Along with All-Time Records Across Digital and Social Platforms
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:50 PM]
"Big Little Lies" Achieves Series High as It Approaches Finale This Sunday, April 2
HBO further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/27/17 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets a Boost from NCAA Overrun
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Low Key Night
The latest installment of "SNL Vintage" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/25/17 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Coverage Puts CBS on Top
The Eye easily wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/23/17 - 09:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/22/17 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Stay on Top
ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW split the silver among adults 18-49.

[03/21/17 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Off "DWTS" Return in 18-49
ABC's reality franchise however wins the night among total viewers.

[03/20/17 - 04:01 PM]
OWN Drama Series Deliver Strong Ratings with Season Finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Season Two Premiere of "Greenleaf"
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 01:59 PM]
Travel Channel's Hit Series "Expedition Unknown" Scores Highest-Rated Episode Ever
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 12:50 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Is Most-Watched in 24 Years Across Television Through First Sunday, Plus Record-Setting Digital Consumption
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/20/17 - 12:49 PM]
2017 People's Choice Award Winner for "Favorite Cable TV Comedy," Freeform's "Baby Daddy," Hits 9-Month Highs for Its Season 6 Premiere
Freeform further spins the numbers for Monday, March 13.

[03/20/17 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Gives CBS Another Boost
The Eye once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.