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[04/25/13 - 07:15 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Turns in Its 2nd-Best Performance in Its New Slot with Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 15-19.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Turns in Its 2nd-Best Performance in Its New Slot with Adults 18-49

During the week of April 15, 2013, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" surged week to week by 19% in Total Viewers (2.802 million vs. 2.364 million), drawing its biggest overall audience in 3 months - since the week of 1/21/13. "JKL" also shot up by 22% in Adults 18-49 (962,000 vs. 791,000) to deliver its 2nd-best performance since moving to 11:35 p.m. (behind only its new time slot premiere week).

On average through its first 15 weeks at 11:35 p.m., ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" stands less than 100,000 Adult 18-49 viewers from NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (928,000 vs. 1.022 million) In fact, "JKL" has eliminated nearly -80% of its young adult gap with "Leno" since the move to 11:35 p.m. (-78%), as more than 400,000 Adult 18-49 viewers stood between the two late-night programs during the same 15 weeks last year.

· "JKL" outdelivers CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" head to head at 11:35 p.m. by 7% in Adults 18-49 (928,000 vs. 868,000).

· Among Adults 18-34, ABC's "JKL" (327,000) is the No. 1 broadcast talk show in late-night, beating both NBC's "Leno" (321,000) and CBS' "Letterman" (278,000).

· Fifteen weeks into its new 11:35 p.m. time slot, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is up over its performance through this point last year by 50% in Total Viewers (2.633 million vs. 1.759 million), by 41 in Adults 18-49 (928,000 vs. 658,000) and by 45% in Adults 18-34 (327,000 vs. 226,000), standing as the only late-night broadcast talk show to improve year over year in all three Nielsen measures.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of April 15, 2013

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Pulls in its Largest Overall Audience Since January

"JKL" Turns in its 2nd-Best Performance in its New Slot with Adults 18-49

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

During the week of April 15, 2013, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" surged week to week by 19% in Total Viewers (2.802 million vs. 2.364 million), drawing its biggest overall audience in 3 months - since the week of 1/21/13. "JKL" also shot up by 22% in Adults 18-49 (962,000 vs. 791,000) to deliver its 2nd-best performance since moving to 11:35 p.m. (behind only its new time slot premiere week).

On average through its first 15 weeks at 11:35 p.m., ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" stands less than 100,000 Adult 18-49 viewers from NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (928,000 vs. 1.022 million) In fact, "JKL" has eliminated nearly -80% of its young adult gap with "Leno" since the move to 11:35 p.m. (-78%), as more than 400,000 Adult 18-49 viewers stood between the two late-night programs during the same 15 weeks last year.

· "JKL" outdelivers CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" head to head at 11:35 p.m. by 7% in Adults 18-49 (928,000 vs. 868,000).

· Among Adults 18-34, ABC's "JKL" (327,000) is the No. 1 broadcast talk show in late-night, beating both NBC's "Leno" (321,000) and CBS' "Letterman" (278,000).

· Fifteen weeks into its new 11:35 p.m. time slot, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is up over its performance through this point last year by 50% in Total Viewers (2.633 million vs. 1.759 million), by 41% in Adults 18-49 (928,000 vs. 658,000) and by 45% in Adults 18-34 (327,000 vs. 226,000), standing as the only late-night broadcast talk show to improve year over year in all three Nielsen measures.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 4/15/13 & 4/8/13. Most Current - First 15 Weeks of 2013 (1/8/13 - 4/21/13, "JKL" and "Nightline" are excluded on 1/7/13) and First 15 Weeks of 2012 (1/9/12 - 4/23/12). Comparisons based on 000s.

** Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of April 15, 2013

"Nightline" Ranks #1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Nightline" Hits Time Period Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Friday's Broadcast is Most-Watched in New Time Period in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49

On Average in New Time Period, "Nightline" Continues to Improve ABC's Year-to-Year Performance in Total Viewers (+8%)

For the week of April 15, 2013, ABC News' "Nightline" drew 1.778 million Total Viewers, 808,000 Adults 25-54 and 599,000 Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" hit time period highs in its new 12:35 a.m. time-slot in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while delivering its strongest Adults 25-54 performance since its time period debut (w/o 1/7/13). Further, "Nightline" turned in ABC's strongest performance in the time period in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since November - since w/o 11/26/12 and w/o 11/5/12, respectively.

"Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54, outperforming CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (+382,000 and +126,000, respectively) and NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (+253,000 and +43,000, respectively).

On Friday (4/19/13), "Nightline" delivered its most-watched telecast in its new time period in Total Viewers (2.294 million), Adults 25-54 (1.162 million) and Adults 18-49 (888,000).

On average in its new time period, "Nightline" has improved ABC's performance compared to the same weeks last year in Total Viewers (+8%). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by +110,000 Total Viewers and by +25,000 Adults 25-54.

During the week of April 15, "Nightline" was the place to turn to for the most up-to-date details on the Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath, as well as the West, Texas tragic factory explosion. On several nights "Nightline" broadcast live updates for both the East and West coast.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Bill Weir. Juju Chang is a correspondent. Jeanmarie Condon is the Executive Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35 a.m., ET to 1:00 a.m. 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 April 15, 2013

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,778,000 808,000/0.7 599,000/0.5

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,396,000 682,000/0.6 534,000/0.4

NBC "Late Night" 1,525,000 765,000/0.6 651,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 Live + SD weeks of 04/15/13, 4/8/13 and 4/16/12. ABC, CBS and NBC program averages (1/7 - 4/21/13), excludes 1/7/13 telecast of "Nightline." Year-ago averages (1/10 - 4/22/12).





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