Week 2 of ABC’s New Late-Night Lineup Marks the Network’s 12th Win This Season

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Week 2 of ABC’s New Late-Night Lineup Marks the Net’s 12th Win This Season


ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Retains Nearly All of its Premiere Week Audience


ABC’s “Nightline” Ranks No. 1 in Viewers Versus CBS and NBC Two Weeks in a Row



ABC Late-Night (Monday – Friday)

During the second week of its new lineup of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 11:35 p.m. and “Nightline” at 12:35 a.m., ABC ranked as the No. 1 network in late-night once again in both Total Viewers (2.429 million) and Adults 18-49 (813,000), marking the Net’s 12th victory in the 17 weeks this season.


  • ABC’s new late-night lineup saw growth over the Net’s performance on the year-ago week (2.392 million on w/o 1/16/12) for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (+2%)


“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

Featuring Matt Damon’s takeover of Kimmel’s late-night show on Thursday (1/24/13), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked” as the No. 1 program in late-night in both Households (2.92 rating) and Adults 18-49 (1.23 rating) in Nielsen’s 56 Metered Markets. Thursday’s telecast marked “JKL’s” top rated in HH yet since moving to 11:35 p.m., and its 2nd-strongest in young adults.


  • In the key Adult 18-49 demo, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” by 62% (0.76) and CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” by 120% (0.56).


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “JKL” ranked No. 1 in 9 of the Top 10 U.S. markets in Adults 18-49, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
  • Based on National ratings for the week of January 14, 2013, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” retained nearly all of its overall audience from the prior week (91% – 2.743 million vs. 3.017 million), despite airing a recap clip show on Friday.  
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