via ABC press release:
Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming
Week of January 19, 2009
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Largest Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Audiences Since November, Up for the 3rd Straight Week in Young Adults
"JKL" is Up by 32% in Viewers and by 28% Adults 18-49 Over the Same Week
Last Year, Improving its Year-to-Year Performance for the 3rd Week in a Row
"JKL" Bests CBS' "Ferguson" in Both Viewers and Adults 18-49, and
Tops NBC's "Conan" in Total Viewers for the 2nd Time This Season
JKL's" Tuesday Telecast Matched its Largest Adults 18-49 Audience Since June
and Draws its 2nd Highest Total Viewer Count of the Season in Late-Night
Weekly National Ratings:
During the week of January 19, 2009, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" posted gains over the previous week by 13% in Total Viewers (1.91 million vs. 1.69 million) and 6% Adults 18-49 (835,000 vs. 790,000), building on the previous week's performance in the young adult demo for the 3rd week in a row. "JKL" registered its largest Total Viewer count in 8 weeks and its largest young adult audience in 10 weeks - since weeks of 11/24 and 11/10/08, respectively.
• "Kimmel" was up over the same week last year (w/o 1/21/08) by 32% in Total Viewers (1.91 million vs. 1.45 million) and by 28% in Adults 18-49 (835,000 vs. 790,000), producing year-to-year increases for the 3rd consecutive week.
• For the 2nd time this season, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" outperformed NBC's "Conan O'Brien" in Total Viewers (1.91 million vs. 1.87 million). In addition, "JKL" defeated "Conan" among Women 18-49 (540,000 vs. 450,000) and Women 25-54 (626,000 vs. 511,000), topping the NBC late-night program in both Women demos for the 3rd week running.
• Competitively, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" bested CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" by 6% in both Total Viewers (1.91 million vs. 1.80 million) and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (835,000 vs. 749,000).
• On Tuesday (1/20/09), "JKL" matched its largest late-night Adults 18-49 audience (1.04 million) on any night this season. In fact, it was "JKL's" largest late-night young adult audience 7 months - since 6/10/08. In addition, the Tuesday telecast drew the ABC late-night program's highest Total Viewer count (2.35 million) on any night since November and 2nd largest late-night audience this season.
Source: NTI, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 1/19/09, or as dated. Season-to-date averages based on Most Current Ratings. Comparisons based on 000s.