via press release:
During the first week of 2015 (week of 1/5/15), ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live attracted its largest overall audience (2.548 million) in 4 weeks and hit a 5-week high in Adults 18-49 (757,000) – since the weeks of 12/8/14 and 12/1/14, respectively. Conversely, despite airing originals on all 5 days of the week, NBC’s The Tonight Starring Jimmy Fallon was down from the prior week’s all-repeat line-up in Adults 18-49 (1.240 million vs. 1.271 million) to draw its smallest young adult audience in 5 weeks – since the week of 12/1/14.
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live was the week’s #2 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49 (757,000).
With its late-night lineup of Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35pm and Nightline at 12:35am, ABC posted its strongest Adult 18-49 performance (654,000) in 5 weeks during the first week of 2015 – since the week of 12/1/14.
ABC beat CBS in late-night by 7% in Adults 18-49 (654,000 vs. 612,000) and edged out NBC by 2% in Total Viewers (2.211 million vs. 2.166 million) to rank as the week’s #2 broadcaster in both Nielsen measures.