ABC's Late-Night Line-Up Gives the Network its 11th Win this Season
With its new line-up 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 in both Total Viewers (2.624 million) and Adults 18-49 (922,000), winning the week for the 11th time in 16 weeks this season.
ABC delivered its biggest overall audience in late-night in 6 weeks (since the week of 11/26/12) and its 2nd-best performance with young adults so far this season.
ABC saw double-digit gains over the same week last year (2.199 million and 751,000 on w/o 1/9/12) of 19% in Total Viewers and 23% in Adults 18-49, standing as the only broadcaster in late-night to grow year over year in either Nielsen measure.
Jimmy Kimmel LIVE
During its first week in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot (Tuesday-Friday), ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live attracted its biggest audience in its history (3.017 million), surpassing the show's previous high by 26% (2.388 million on w/o 11/21/11). In fact, with Thursday's broadcast (3.194 million) and Tuesday's time period debut (3.102 million), JKL scored 2 of its Top 3 most-watched regular telecasts ever. In addition, JKL delivered its best performance with Adults 18-49 (1.070 million) in over 9 years (since w/o of 11/24/03).
Thursday's broadcast of JKL was the week's No. 1 telecast in late-night among Adults 18-49 (1.268 million).
Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ranked as the week's No. 1 show in late-night in Adults 18-49, beating runner-up NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno by 3% (1.070 million vs. 1.038 million).
Jimmy Kimmel LIVE beat CBS' THE Late Show with David Letterman during the week by 31% in Adults 18-49 (1.070 million vs. 819,000), marking JKL's first-ever in-season win and its largest margin of victory ever during any week over THE LATE SHOW. In addition, the ABC late-night program topped THE LATE SHOW on all 4 head-to-head telecasts with young adults.
JKL grew over its 2012-13 season averages in its previous 12:00 a.m. time slot by 55% in Total Viewers (3.017 million vs. 1.942 million) and by 60% in Adults 18-49 (1.070 million vs. 667,000).