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[03/10/16 - 08:16 AM]
"Kimmel" Scores Its 4th Win in 5 Weeks Over CBS' "Colbert" in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 29-March 4.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Scores its 4th Win in 5 Weeks Over CBS' Colbert in AD18-49

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

During the week of February 29, 2016, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live outdelivered CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by 9% among Adults 18-49 (668,000 vs. 613,000), marking the ABC late-night program's 4th win in 5 weeks over CBS' Colbert. Kimmel also beat Colbert by 24% among Adults 18-34 (214,000 vs. 172,000), winning for the 2nd straight week.

· Jimmy Kimmel Live grew week to week in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of February 29, 2016

"Kimmel" Scores Its 4th Win in 5 Weeks Over CBS' "Colbert" in Adults 18-49

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

During the week of February 29, 2016, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" by 9% among Adults 18-49 (668,000 vs. 613,000), marking the ABC late-night program's 4th win in 5 weeks over CBS' "Colbert." "Kimmel" also beat "Colbert" by 24% among Adults 18-34 (214,000 vs. 172,000), winning for the 2nd-straight week.

· Following its annual post-Oscars special on Sunday (2/28/16), "Jimmy Kimmel Live" grew week to week (2.170 million and 663,000 on w/o 2/22/16) in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 2/29/16 and 2/22/16 or as dated.

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of February 29 and the February 2016 Sweep

For 2nd Consecutive Year, "Nightline" Outperforms CBS in All Three Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the February Sweep

"Nightline" Also Beats CBS in All Three Key Demos for the Week

"Nightline" Grows Week-to-Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Season to Date "Nightline" Leads CBS Across the Board

February 2016 Sweep

ABC News' "Nightline" drew 1.508 million Total Viewers, 599,000 Adults 25-54 and 453,000 Adults 18-49 during the 2016 February Sweep, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. For the 2nd consecutive year, "Nightline" led CBS' "The Late Late Show" (1.354 million, 529,000 and 424,000) during the month across the board: Total Viewers (+154,000), Adults 25-54 (+70,000) and Adults 18-49 (+29,000).

Week of February 29, 2016:

ABC News' "Nightline" averaged 1.458 million Total Viewers, 558,000 Adults 25-54 and 434,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of February 29, 2016, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" beat CBS' "The Late Late Show" (1.178 million, 481,000 and 382,000) during the week in Total Viewers (+280,000), Adults 25-54 (+77,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000).

"Nightline" turned in week-to-week gains (1.389 million and 429,000, respectively, on w/o 2/22/16) in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" across the board: Total Viewers (+296,000), Adults 25-54 (+104,000) and Adults 18-49 (+52,000).

NOTE: Due to CBS' coverage of Super Tuesday (3/1/16), CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" was coded as a special and is excluded from the weekly averages. CBS' program averages are based on 4 days (Mon, Wed-Fri).

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. EST 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 29, 2016:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,458,000 558,000/0.5 434,000/0.3

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,178,000 481,000/0.4 382,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,644,000 748,000/0.6 607,000/0.5

February 2016 Sweep:

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

ABC "Nightline" 1,508,000 599,000/0.5 453,000/0.4

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,354,000 529,000/0.4 424,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,610,000 739,000/0.6 602,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 2/29/16, 2/22/16 and 3/2/15. Most Current: 2015-2016 Season (9/21/15 - 3/7/16) and 2014-2015 Season (9/22/14 - 3/8/15). Most Current: February 2016 Sweep (2/4-3/2/16), February 2015 Sweep (1/29-2/25/15) and November 2015 Sweep (10/29-11/25/15). Sweep periods (November, February, May and July). NOTE: Due to the digital transition, the 2009 February sweep was 3/5 - 4/1/09. Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. "Seth Meyers" premiered in February 2014. "James Corden" premiered in March 2015.





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