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[10/30/14 - 07:39 AM]
ABC Scores Its 2nd-Best Performance in Late-Night This Season in Total Viewers
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Kimmel Attracts its Largest Audience Since April and is Up by 14% Year Over Year

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

During the week of October 20, 2014, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live shot up over the prior week by 13% in Total Viewers (2.795 million vs. 2.482 million) to draw its biggest overall audience in 7 months - since the week of 4/14/14. In addition, Kimmel soared week to week by 13% among Adults 18-49 (822,000 vs. 728,000) to hit a 3-week high - since w/o 9/29/14.

Kimmel grew its overall audience by 14% over the same week last year and was flat among Adults 18-49 (2.461 million and 823,000 on w/o 10/21/13).

· Featuring an exclusive concert by global superstar Taylor Swift on Thursday (10/23/14), ABC's Kimmel drew 3.536 million Total Viewers, marking the show's 5th-most-watched telecast on any night in late-night. On Thursday, Kimmel was the #1 talk-show in late-night in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (1.096 million).

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of October 20, 2014

ABC Scores its 2nd-Best Performance in Late-Night This Season in Total Viewers

"Kimmel" Attracts its Largest Audience Since April and is Up by 14% Year Over Year

"Nightline" Posts Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Increases in All Key Demos

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., ABC scored its 2nd-most-watched week (2.392 million) this season and delivered its best performance in Adults 18-49 (716,000) in 3 weeks - since week of 9/29/14. The Net posted double-digit gains week to week in both Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%).

ABC was up over its performance during the year-ago week (2.149 million and 709,000 on w/o 10/21/13) in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

· ABC was the No. 1 network in late-night during the week in Total Viewers (2.392 million).

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

During the week of October 20, 2014, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" shot up over the prior week by 13% in Total Viewers (2.795 million vs. 2.482 million) to draw its biggest overall audience in 6 months - since the week of 4/14/14. In addition, "Kimmel" soared week to week by 13% among Adults 18-49 (822,000 vs. 728,000) to hit a 3-week high - since w/o 9/29/14.

"Kimmel" grew its overall audience by 14% over the same week last year and was even among Adults 18-49 (2.461 million and 823,000 on w/o 10/21/13).

· Featuring an exclusive concert by global superstar Taylor Swift on Thursday (10/23/14), ABC's "Kimmel" drew 3.536 million Total Viewers, marking the show's 5th-most-watched telecast ever on any night in late-night. On Thursday, "Kimmel" was the No. 1 talk-show in late-night in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (1.096 million).

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

ABC News' "Nightline" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.599 million) for the week of October 20, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by 176,000 Total Viewers and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" by 156,000 Total Viewers.

"Nightline" posted week to week increases (1.490 million, 630,000 and 471,000, respectively on w/o 10/20/14) in Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%). "Nightline" drew its largest overall audience since its season premiere week 4 weeks ago - since w/o 9/22/14.

"Nightline" improved on its year-ago week performance (1.522 million, 597,000 and 481,000, respectively, for October 21, 2013) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+5%), Adults 25-54 (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%).

"Nightline" aired the week's No. 1 telecast versus its NBC and CBS competition in Total Viewers (2.141 million) and Adults 25-54 (841,000) with its Thursday airing (10/23/14), topping every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Late-Night (Week of Oct 20): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,392,000 716,000

CBS 2,063,000 597,000

NBC 2,013,000 740,000

NOTE: Due NFL Football on Thursday (10/23/14), CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" were excluded from the weekly averages. CBS' averages are based on 4 days (Mon-Wed and Fri).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 10/20/14, 10/13/14 & 10/21/13, or as dated.

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