ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Posts its Largest Adults 18-49 Audience in 6 weeks

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January 23rd, 2009

via ABC press release:

January 23, 2009
Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of January 12, 2009

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Posts it Largest Adults 18-49 Audience

in 6 Weeks, Delivering Increases for the Second Straight Week

"JKL" is Up in Both Viewers and Adults 18-49

Over the Year-Ago Week for the Second Week Running

"JKL" Defeats CBS' "Ferguson" and NBC's "Conan" Across All Key Women Demos, Beating "Conan" Among Women 18-34 for the First Time in Nearly 10 Months

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of January 12, 2009, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" posted week-to-week increases among Adults 18-49 (790,000 vs. 779,000) for the second consecutive week. "JKL" drew its largest young adult audience in 6 weeks - since week of 12/1/08.

  • "Kimmel" was up over the same week last year (w/o 1/14/08) in both Total Viewers (1.69 million vs. 1.63 million) and in Adults 18-49 (790,000 vs. 776,000), registering gains for the second week running.
  • Competitively, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" topped CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" across each of the key Women demos: Women 18-34 (177,000 vs. 161,000), Women 18-49 (488,000 vs. 424,000) and Women 25-54 (544,000 vs. 539,000) for the second consecutive week.

  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live" also defeated NBC's "Conan O'Brien" in each of the key Women demos: Women 18-34 (177,000 vs. 152,000), Women 18-49 (488,000 vs. 397,000) and Women 25-54 (544,000 vs. 488,000), beating the NBC late-night program among Women 18-34 for the first time this season. In fact, "JKL" beat "Conan" among Women 18-34 for the first time in nearly 10 months - since week of 3/31/08.
 
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