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ABC is the No. 1 Network in Late-Night with its 2nd-Most-Watched Week This Season


Hitting Multi-Week Highs, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is Up Year over Year
In All 7 Weeks of the Season in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49


ABC’s “Nightline” Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54


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 November 4, 2013, ABC was up week to week for the 2nd straight week with Total Viewers (+10% – 2.420 million vs. 2.193 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 820,000 vs. 737,000) to post its 2nd-most-watched week in late-night this season yet.


  • ABC was the No. 1 network in late-night in Total Viewers (2.420 million), outdrawing NBC by 2% (2.372 million) and CBS by 16% (2.082 million).


“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

During the week of November 4, 2013, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” grew for the 2nd consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (+9% – 942,000 vs. 862,000) to a 3-week high and was up 8% in Total Viewers (2.746 million vs. 2.545 million), drawing its biggest overall audience in 4 weeks – since the weeks of 10/14/13 and 10/7/13, respectively. “JKL” has grown over the year-ago week (1.964 million and 710,000 on w/o 11/5/12) in both Total Viewers (+40%) and Adults 18-49 (+33%) in all 7 weeks of the season.


  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as the week’s No. 2 talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (942,000).


  • ABC’s “JKL” increased its advantage over CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” in Adults 18-49, beating the CBS late-night talk show by 35% (942,000 vs. 700,000) versus 19% the prior week. In addition, “JKL” nearly tied “Letterman” in Total Viewers, as just 63,000 viewers separated the two programs (2.746 million vs. 2.809 million).


In the seven days ending November 9, 2013, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” YouTube Channel generated over 43 million video views (43,263,759), compared to the 12 million views the Channel averages weekly and the 40 million views it averages monthly. Fueled by Halloween’s YouTube Challenge (I Told My Kids I Ate Their Halloween Candy), “JKL’s” YouTube Channel delivered its largest-ever week of views since data became available in 2009.


  • The “JKL” YouTube Channel saw an increase in views week to week of +31.5 million (11,804,938) and surpassed its previous high by +1.4 million (41,858,498 during the Halloween week ending 11/10/12).


  • The Channel eclipsed its most-watched week of 2013 by +13.4 million (29,863,439 during the week ending 9/14/13, which featured the Worst Twerk Fail Reveal).


“Nightline” (M-F 12:35 a.m.)

ABC News’ “Nightline” drew 1.764 million Total Viewers, 758,000 Adults 25-54 and 575,000 Adults 18-49 for the week of November 4, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” shot up week to week by double-digits across all key target demos: Total Viewers (+19%), Adults 25-54 (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+19%) – 1.483 million, 645,000 and 483,000 on w/o 10/28/13. In fact, “Nightline” hit season-highs in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 to attract its largest overall audience since May and strongest news demo performance since June – since w/o 5/6/13 and w/o 6/17/13, respectively.


“Nightline” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Late Show” during the week in Total Viewers (+400,000), Adults 25-54 (+194,000) and Adults 18-49 (+117,000). In fact, “Nightline” turned in its largest Total Viewer and Adults 25-54 leads over the CBS program in nearly 5 months – since w/o 6/10/13 and w/o 6/17/13, respectively.


On Wednesday (11/6/13), “Nightline” saw its most-watched telecast (2.114 million) in 5 months – since 6/13/13. 


“Nightline” claimed the No. 1 telecast in Total Viewers (2.114 million) and Adults 25-54 (887,000) on Wednesday (11/6/13), beating both CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.437 million and 624,000, respectively) and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.736 million and 833,000, respectively). In addition, “Nightline” was also the No. 1 telecast on Thursday (11/7/13) in Total Viewers (1.839 million), leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show” (1.389 million) and NBC’s “Late Night” (1.766 million).


Late-Night (Week of Nov 4)TOTAL VIEWERS   A18-49(000)

ABC                            2,420,000       820,000

CBS                            2,082,000       578,000

NBC                            2,372,000       863,000


NOTE: On Tuesday (11/5/13), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Nightline” were coded as specials due to Election Day.


Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 11/4/13, 10/28/13 & 11/5/12 or as dated. YouTube Analytics, 11/3-11/9/13


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