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With a 2-Month High, ABC is the Week’s No. 1 Network in Late-Night

 

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Delivers its Best Performance in 9 Weeks

 

For the First Time in its New Slot, “Nightline” is No. 1 at 12:35am 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. during the week of January 26, 2015, ABC scored its best performance in late-night in 2 months (since the week of 11/24/14), soaring week to week by 25% in Total Viewers (2.542 million vs. 2.033 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (758,000 vs. 581,000).

 

ABC also posted gains over its late-night performance during the same week last year (2.094 million and 709,000, respectively, on w/o 1/27/14) of 21% in Total Viewers and 7% among Adults 18-49.

 

·         ABC was the week’s No. 1 network in late-night in Total Viewers (2.542 million) and Adults 18-49 (758,000).

 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

During the week of January 26, 2015, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” jumped over the prior week by solid double digits in Total Viewers (+27% – 2.926 million vs. 2.312 million) and Adults 18-49 (+33% – 862,000 vs. 646,000) to hit 9-week highs – since the week of 11/24/14.

 

ABC’s “Kimmel” was up over the year-ago week (2.449 million and 850,000 on w/o 1/27/14) in Total Viewers (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%).

 

·         ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was the week’s No. 1 late-night talk show in Total Viewers (2.926 million).

 

·         On Thursday (1/29/15), “Kimmel” drew 3.688 million Total Viewers, marking the show’s 5th-most-watched telecast ever on any night in late-night. In fact, the Thursday airing of “Kimmel” was the week’s No. 1 late-night telecast in both Total Viewers (3.688 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.246 million).

 

“Nightline” (M-F 12:35 a.m.)

ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 versus its CBS and NBC competition across all key target demos: Total Viewers (1.782 million), Adults 25-54 (744,000) and Adults 18-49 (552,000) for the week of January 26, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” has taken the top spot in Total Viewers for the last 6 weeks and in 14 of the last 15 weeks. Further, “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in all three measures for the first time in its new time period.  

 

“Nightline” surged by double-digits week to week (1.492 million, 576,000 and 455,000, respectively on w/o 1/19/15) in Total Viewers (+19%), Adults 25-54 (+29%) and Adults 18-49 (+21%), hitting 2-month highs in all three measures – since the week of 11/24/14.

 

“Nightline” also increased by double-digits year to year (1.522 million, 671,000 and 480,000, respectively on w/o 1/27/14) in Total Viewers (+17%), Adults 25-54 (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%).

 

“Nightline” owned the No. 1 12:35 a.m. telecast of the week with its Thursday airing (1/29/15) in Total Viewers (2.111 million), Adults 25-54 (924,000) and Adults 18-49 (754,000), leading every telecast of the week of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”   

 

 

Late-Night (Week of Jan 26):    TOTAL VIEWERS   A18-49(000) 

ABC                               2,542,000       758,000

CBS                               1,979,000       489,000

NBC                               1,716,000       642,000

 

Please note: Regis Philbin was the guest host for CBS’ “The Late Late Show” on Mon and Tue, Whitney Cummings was guest host on Wed and Thurs and Adam Pally on Friday.

 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 1/26/15, 1/19/15 & 1/27/14.

 

 

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