ABC generates its largest combined Late-Night audience


ABC Leads its Combined Late-Night Competition, Topping Programming on CBS by 7%, NBC by 10% and TBS by 46%.

With “Nightline” and “JKL,” ABC Draws its Largest Combined Late-Night Audience Since May and its Biggest Adult 18-49 Number Since June.

ABC’s Late-Night Schedule Posts the Biggest Week-to-Week Increases.

Weekly National Ratings:
During the week of November 8, 2010, ABC’s schedule of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” delivered the biggest combined average audience (5.87 million) in Late-Night, topping CBS’ lineup by 7% (5.49 million – “Letterman”/”Ferguson”), NBC’s lineup by 10% (5.33 million – “Leno”/”Fallon”) and TBS’ lineup by 46% (4.01 million – “Conan”/”Lopez”).    

ABC generated its largest combined Late-Night audience since May and tallied its top Adult 18-49 number since June – since w/o 5/24/10 and w/o 6/14/10, respectively.
ABC’s combined numbers were up the most week to week among the broadcasters in Late-Night in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49:  ABC (+4%/+8%), CBS (+1%/even) and NBC (-7%/-8%). 

(Source: ABC – The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 11/8/10, or as dated.  Comparisons based on combined 000s.  Late-Night programming listed above in parenthesis)