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[02/26/15 - 07:50 AM]
ABC Delivers Solid Double-Digit Gains in Late-Night Over the Year-Ago Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 16-20.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Kimmel is Up For the 2nd Straight Week and Posts Double-Digit Year-to-Year Growth

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

During the week of February 16, 2015, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live posted its 2nd consecutive week of growth in both Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%).

ABC's Kimmel was up over the year-ago week (w/o 2/17/14) by double digits in Total Viewers (+23%) and Adults 18-49 (+16%).

· Jimmy Kimmel Live was the week's #2 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49, behind only NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of February 16, 2015

ABC Delivers Solid Double-Digit Gains in Late-Night Over the Year-Ago Week

"Kimmel" is Up For the 2nd Week and Posts Double-Digit Year-to-Year Growth

"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 at 12:35am in Total Viewers in 16 of the Last 18 Weeks

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 February 16, 2015, ABC grew for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+3% - 2.483 million vs. 2.419 million) and Adults 18-49 (+4% - 730,000 vs. 699,000).

ABC posted solid double-digit gains over the same week last year (1.989 million and 631,000 on w/o 2/17/14) in Viewers (+25%) and young adults (+16%).

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

During the week of February 16, 2015, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" posted its 2nd consecutive week of growth in both Total Viewers (+1% - 2.784 million vs. 2.756 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 822,000 vs. 783,000).

ABC's "Kimmel" was up over the year-ago week (2.255 million and 706,000 on w/o 2/17/14) by double digits in Total Viewers (+23%) and Adults 18-49 (+16%). In fact, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" grew its overall audience year to year for the 4th week in a row.

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was the week's No. 2 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49 (822,000), behind only NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC News' "Nightline" won over its CBS and NBC competition in Total Viewers (1.734 million) for the week of February 16, 2015. The ABC News late program has taken the top spot in Total Viewers in 16 of the past 18 weeks. "Nightline led CBS' "The Late Late Show" (+497,000) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (+52,000).

"Nightline" posted double-digit increases year to year (1.339 million, 622,000, and 447,000, respectively, on w/o 2/17/14) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+29%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

"Nightline" held the week's top 12:35 a.m. telecast with its Thursday airing (2/19/15) in Total Viewers (2.108 million), beating every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Late-Night (Week of Feb 16): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,483,000 730,000

CBS 2,014,000 546,000

NBC 2,511,000 1,008,000

Please note: Thomas Lennon was the guest host for CBS' "The Late Late Show" on Mon-Wed, Lauren Graham was guest on Thursday and Will Arnett was guest host on Friday.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 2/16/15, 2/9/15 & 2/17/14.

Follow "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on: Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of February 16, 2015

"Nightline" is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers

"Nightline" Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 16 of Last 18 Weeks and Season to Date

"Nightline" Posts Double Digit Year to Year Increases in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

For the 2nd week in a row, ABC News' "Nightline" won in Total Viewers (1.734 million) for the week of February 16, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. The ABC News late program has taken the top spot in Total Viewers in 16 of the past 18 weeks. "Nightline led CBS' "The Late Late Show" (+497,000) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (+52,000).

"Nightline" posted double-digit increases year to year (1.339 million, 622,000, and 447,000, respectively, on w/o 2/17/14) across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+29%), Adults 25-54 (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

"Nightline" held the week's top telecast with its Thursday airing (2/19/15) in Total Viewers (2.108 million), beating every telecast of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Season to date, ABC News' "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.704 million), outdelivering CBS' average of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"/"The Late Late Show"/"The Talk - After Dark" (+298,000) and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (+148,000).

NOTE: Due to President's Day on Monday (2/16/15), ABC's "Nightline" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" were coded as specials and each telecast is excluded from the weekly averages. ABC's and NBC's program averages are based on 4 days (Tues-Fri).

Thomas Lennon was the guest host for CBS' "The Late Late Show" on Mon-Wed, Lauren Graham was guest on Thursday and Will Arnett was guest host on Friday.

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is Senior Broadcast Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m., ET 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 February 16, 2015:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,734,000 696,000/0.6 504,000/0.4

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,237,000 514,000/0.4 393,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,682,000 795,000/0.7 707,000/0.6

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/16/15, 2/9/15 and 2/17/14. Most Current: 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 - 2/22/15) and 2013-2014 Season (9/23/13 - 2/23/14). Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. *NBC's year-ago week averages based on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."





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