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[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Kimmel Tops CBS' Colbert for the 3rd Week in a Row in AD18-49

Some early points on Jimmy Kimmel Live's numbers, ahead of the regular press release

During the week of November 16, 2015, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live topped CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the 3rd consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (+3% - 739,000 vs. 716,000). Despite airing a repeat telecast on Friday, Kimmel won over Colbert with 5 original telecasts for the 3rd week running to rank as the #2 late-night talk show among young adults. In fact, on Friday, Kimmel's repeat telecast outdelivered Colbert's original broadcast by 8% in Total Viewers (2.713 million vs. 2.511 million) and by 41% in Adults 18-49 (799,000 vs. 566,000).

ABC's Kimmel also scored its first victory over Colbert among Adults 18-34, beating the CBS late-night talk show by 14% (236,000 vs. 207,000)

· Kimmel grew week to week in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of November 16, 2015

ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running

"Kimmel" Outdelivers "Colbert" For the 3rd-Consecutive Week in Adults 18-49

"Nightline" Beats CBS' "The Late Late Show" Across All Key Target 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 November 16, 2015, ABC was the No. 1 network in late-night in Total Viewers (2.124 million) for the 3rd-straight week and for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks, beating NBC by 2% (2.089 million) and CBS by 15% (1.840 million).

· ABC grew week to week by 4% in Adults 18-49 (654,000 vs. 629,000).

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)

During the week of November 16, 2015, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" topped CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" for the 3rd-consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (+3% - 739,000 vs. 716,000). Despite airing a repeat telecast on Friday, "Kimmel" won over "Colbert" with 5 original telecasts for the 3rd week running to rank as the No. 2 late-night talk show among young adults. In fact, on Friday, "Kimmel"s repeat telecast outdelivered "Colbert"s original broadcast by 8% in Total Viewers (2.713 million vs. 2.511 million) and by 41% in Adults 18-49 (799,000 vs. 566,000).

ABC's "Kimmel" also scored its first victory over "Colbert" among Adults 18-34, beating the CBS late-night talk show by 14% (236,000 vs. 207,000).

· "Kimmel" was up over the prior week (2.399 million and 710,000, respectively, on w/o 11/9/15) in Total Viewers (+1%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).

"Nightline" (M-F, 12:35 a.m.)

ABC's "Nightline" averaged 1.530 million Total Viewers, 591,000 Adults 25-54 and 480,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of November 16, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" outperformed CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.145 million, 480,000 and 382,000, respectively) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+385,000), Adults 25-54 (+111,000) and Adults 18-49 (+98,000).

"Nightline" aired the Top 2 12:35 a.m. telecasts of the week in Total Viewers with its Thursday (1.812 million - 11/19/15) and Monday (1.784 million - 11/16/15) airings, beating all telecasts of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Late-Night (Week of Nov 16): TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49(000)

ABC 2,124,000 654,000

CBS 1,840,000 539,000

NBC 2,089,000 856,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 11/16/15 and 11/9/15 or as dated. ABC Late-Night = "Kimmel" and "Nightline"; CBS Late-Night ="Colbert" and "Corden"; NBC Late-Night = "Fallon," "Seth Meyers" and "Carson Daly."

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Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of November 16, 2015

"Nightline" Airs Top Two Telecasts of the Week

"Nightline" Outperforms CBS in All Key Target Demos

Season to Date "Nightline" Leads CBS Across the Board

ABC's "Nightline" averaged 1.530 million Total Viewers, 591,000 Adults 25-54 and 480,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of November 16, 2015, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. "Nightline" outperformed CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.145 million, 480,000 and 382,000, respectively) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+385,000), Adults 25-54 (+111,000) and Adults 18-49 (+98,000).

"Nightline" aired the Top 2 telecasts of the week in Total Viewers with its Thursday (1.812 million - 11/19/15) and Monday (1.784 million - 11/16/15) airings, beating all telecasts of the week of CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Season to date, "Nightline" leads CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" across the board: Total Viewers (+337,000), Adults 25-54 (+129,000) and Adults 18-49 (+73,000).

ABC News' "Nightline" is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Roxanna Sherwood is executive producer, and Steven Baker is Senior Broadcast Producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Together with "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Nightline" is part of ABC's winning late night strategy of airing news and entertainment programming.

Week of November 16, 2015:

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/Rtg

ABC "Nightline" 1,530,000 591,000/0.5 480,000/0.4

CBS "The Late Late Show" 1,145,000 480,000/0.4 382,000/0.3

NBC "Late Night" 1,551,000 794,000/0.7 691,000/0.5

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD weeks of 11/16/15, 11/9/15 and 11/17/14. Most Current: 2015-2016 Season (9/21 - 11/22/15) and 2014-2015 Season (9/22 - 11/23/14). Averages based on regular telecasts. "Nightline" premiered in its new time period in January 2013. "Seth Meyers" premiered in February 2014. "James Corden" premiered in March 2015.





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