“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is Up Week to Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49

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May 21st, 2009

via press release:

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is Up Week to Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Drawing its Largest Overall Audience Since March

“JKL’s” Friday Telecast Attracts its Second-Largest Adults 18-49 Audience

of the Season – the Biggest Young Adult Audience of the Night in 2 Years

“JKL” Tops CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of May 11, 2009, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw increases over the previous week of 8% in Total Viewers (1.70 million vs. 1.58 million) and 7% in Adults 18-49 (739,000 vs. 691,000), drawing its largest overall audience in 7 weeks – since week of 3/23/09. In addition, “JKL” improved its performance in both viewers and young adults over the same week last year (1.67 million & 722,000 on w/o 5/12/08).

· Friday’s (5/15/09) telecast of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where Detroit-area auto workers filled the audience for an exclusive talk and late-night performance by Eminem, as well as Mike Tyson, drew 2.03 million Total Viewers and 1.07 million in Adults 18-49. “JKL” attracted its largest Adults 18-49 audience on any night in over 2 months (since 3/2/09, when “The Bachelor,” Jason Mesnick, was the guest) and the show’s second-largest young adult audience overall of the 2008-09 TV season. Further, it was “JKL’s” largest Adults 18-49 Friday audience in over 2 years – since 3/16/07.

· Competitively on Friday, “JKL,” among Adults 18-34 (429,000) and Men 18-49 (467,000), topped CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” (422,000 and 455,000, respectively) and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (411,000 and 457,000, respectively).

Source: NTI, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 5/11/09, or as dated. Season-to-date averages based on Most Current Ratings. Comparisons based on 000s.

 
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