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[06/20/13 - 07:46 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores its Best Performance Yet at 11:35pm
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 10-14.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores its Best Performance Yet at 11:35pm

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

During the week of June 10, 2013, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live shot up over the prior week by 28% among Adults 18-49 to deliver its best performance yet in its new 11:35pm time slot. In fact, this week was JKL's strongest week in nearly 10 years in the key young adult demo - since w/o 11/24/03. JKL grew over the year-ago week (which also consisted of 2 original and 3 repeat telecasts) by 15% among Adults 18-49, marking its 23rd straight week of year-over-year growth.

· Tuesday's telecast of JKL (on 6/11/13), which featured guests Lil Wayne, Chris Messina and Jimmy Eat World, was the show's strongest regular telecast ever among Adults 18-49.

· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live was the week's #1 talk show in late-night in Adults 18-34, beating runner-up NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno by 16%.

· JKL was the #1 talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 on both Tuesday and Thursday nights.

· Despite airing only 2 original telecasts during the week (on Tuesday and Thursday), ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live scored its largest advantages ever over CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman, beating the CBS program with 4 original telecasts by 58% in Adults 18-49 and by 100% in Adults 18-34.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of June 10, 2013

Standing as the Week's No. 1 Network in Late-Night in Adults 18-49, ABC Builds for the 2nd Straight Week to a Near 8-Month High

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores its Best Performance Yet at 11:35pm in Adults 18-49, Hitting its Strongest Since November 2003

"Nightline" Posts its Strongest Week Ever in Adults 18-49 in its New Time Period

ABC Late-Night (Monday - Friday)

With its late-night lineup of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35 p.m. and "Nightline" at 12:35 a.m. during the week of June 10, 2013, ABC grew for the 2nd straight week in both Total Viewers (+14% - 2.313 million vs. 2.027 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% - 923,000 vs. 737,000), delivering its strongest week in late-night in almost 8 months among young adults- since w/o 10/29/12.

· ABC finished as the week's most-watched network in late-night (2.313 million), outdrawing NBC (2.289 million), while increasing its lead over CBS to 18% (1.965 million) versus 4% the prior week.

· ABC ranked as the No. 1 network in late-night in Adults 18-49 (923,000), holding solid double-digit advantages over NBC (+20% - 768,000) and CBS (+70% - 542,000).

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

During the week of June 10, 2013, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" shot up over the prior week by 28% among Adults 18-49 (1.075 million vs. 842,000) to deliver its best performance yet in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot. In fact, this week was "JKL's" strongest week in nearly 10 years in the key young adult demo - since w/o 11/24/03. "JKL" grew over the year-ago week (which also consisted of 2 original and 3 repeat telecasts) by 15% among Adults 18-49, marking its 23rd straight week of year-over-year growth.

· Tuesday's telecast of "JKL" (on 6/11/13), which featured guests Lil Wayne, Chris Messina and Jimmy Eat World, was a series high for a regular telecast among Adults 18-49 (1.659 million).

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was the week's No. 1 talk show in late-night in Adults 18-34 (448,000), beating runner-up NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" by 16% (387,000).

· "JKL" claimed the week's top 2 telecasts in late-night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 with its Tuesday (1.659 million and 768,000) and Thursday (1.498 million and 663,000) broadcasts.

· Despite airing only 2 original telecasts during the week (on Tuesday and Thursday), ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" scored its largest advantages ever over CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman," beating the CBS program with 4 original telecasts by 58% in Adults 18-49 (1.075 million vs. 680,000) and by 100% in Adults 18-34 (448,000 vs. 224,000).

"Nightline" (M-F 12:35 a.m.)

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.733 million) and Adults 25-54 (785,000) for the week of June 10, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" posted double-digit increases week to week across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+19%), Adults 25-54 (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%) - 1.455 million, 646,000 and 515,000, respectively, on w/o 6/3/13. In fact, the ABC late-night program delivered its strongest week ever in Adults 18-49 in its new time slot.

On Thursday (6/13/13), "Nightline" scored its best-ever Adults 18-49 telecast (962,000) since moving to its new time period (since 1/8/13) and 2nd-best ever in Total Viewers (2.230 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.139 million).

For the week, "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show" in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+443,000), Adults 25-54 (+211,000) and Adults 18-49 (+200,000). In fact, "Nightline" led "The Late Late Show" by its largest advantages ever in both key adult demos.

Late-Night (Week of June 10): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,313,000 923,000

CBS 1,965,000 542,000

NBC 2,289,000 768,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 6/10/13, 6/3/13 & 6/11/12 or as dated. Comparisons based on 000s.

ABC Late-Night = "JKL" and "Nightline"; CBS Late-Night = "Late Show" and "Ferguson"; NBC Late-Night = "Tonight Show," "Fallon" and "Carson Daly."

** Ratings Report for ABC News' "Nightline" For the Week of June 10, 2013

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

"Nightline" Posts Strongest Week Ever in Adults 18-49 in New Time Period

"Nightline" Posts Double-Digit Increases Week-to-Week in All Key Target Demos

On Average in New Time Period, "Nightline" Continues to Improve ABC's Year-to-Year Performance in Total Viewers and Leads "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in All Key Measures

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.733 million) and Adults 25-54 (785,000) for the week of June 10, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" posted double-digit increases week to week across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+19%), Adults 25-54 (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%) - 1.455 million, 646,000 and 515,000, respectively, on w/o 6/3/13. In fact, the ABC latenight program delivered its strongest week ever in Adults 18-49 in its new time-slot.

On Thursday (6/13/13), "Nightline" scored its best-ever Adults 18-49 telecast (962,000) since moving to its time period (since 1/8/13) and 2nd-best ever in Total Viewers (2.230 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.139 million).

For the week, "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show" in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+443,000), Adults 25-54 (+211,000) and Adults 18-49 (+200,000). In fact, "Nightline" led "The Late Late Show" by its largest advantages ever in both key adult demos.

On average in its new time period, "Nightline" has improved ABC's performance compared to the same weeks last year in Total Viewers (+4%). In addition, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" across the board: Total Viewers (+157,000), Adults 25-54 (+36,000) and Adults 18-49 (+13,000).

Note: Due to Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday (6/12/13), NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" was retitled "Jimmy Fallon-JF" and was excluded from the averages. NBC's weekly average is based on four days (Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri).

During the week of June 10th, "Nightline" reported on Edward Snowden who risked everything to spill some of America's biggest secrets; went inside the flashy world of sneakerheads, teens who are spending and sometimes making thousands of dollars by keeping up with the latest sneaker trends; followed a professional trespasser from the tops of skyscrapers to the depths of sewers; traveled to Nepal for a look at rare and endangered birds; and featured "Feed Frenzy" - a nightly look at the buzziest stories of the day, among other reports.

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 June 10, 2013:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,733,000 785,000/0.7 609,000/0.5

CBS "Late Late Show" 1,290,000 574,000/0.5 409,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,729,000 775,000/0.7 632,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 6/10/13, 6/3/13 and 6/11/12. ABC, CBS and NBC program averages (1/7 - 6/16/13), excludes 1/7/13 telecast of "Nightline." Year-ago program averages - 1/10 - 6/17/12.





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