ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Draws its Largest Weekly Audience Since March

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October 1st, 2009

via ABC release:

On Premiere Week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Draws its Largest Weekly Audience Since March and Best Adults 18-49 Performance in 3 Months

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” Attracts its Second-Largest Premiere Week Audience Ever

“JKL” Outdraws “Fallon” for the Week by 29% in Viewers, its Largest Margin Ever,

With “Kimmel” Topping the NBC Program on Each Night of the Week

During Premiere Week, “JKL” Turns in it Most Competitive Weekly Performance Ever Against NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

“JKL” Beats “Fallon” in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54

For 5th Year in a Row During Premiere Week

With Guests LeBron James, Chris Bianco and Esther Dean,

“JKL’s” Friday Telecast Turns in its Strongest Numbers Since June

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of September 21, 2009, premiere week of the 2009-10 season, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” attracted its largest audience (1.80 million) in 6 months and its highest Adult 18-49 number (788,000) in 3 months – since the weeks of 3/2/09 and 6/8/09, respectively.  Additionally, “JKL” drew is second-largest premiere week audience ever, behind only the 2007-08 premiere week.

  • “JKL” outperformed NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” during premiere week by 29% in Total Viewers (1.80 million vs. 1.40 million), representing the ABC late-night program’s largest margin ever over “Fallon.” In fact, for the first time during the course of a non-repeat week, “JKL” outdrew the NBC late-night program in viewers on each night of the week, gaining viewers on each night: (Monday – 1.61 million vs. 1.20 million; Tuesday – 1.68 million vs. 1.44 million; Wednesday – 1.74 million vs. 1.59 million; Thursday – 1.83 million vs. 1.34 million; Friday – 2.00 million vs. 1.41 million).
  • During premiere week, “JKL” turned in its most-competitive weekly performance ever to NBC’s “The Tonight” in Total Viewers (1.80 million vs. 2.40 million) and Adults 18-49 (788,000 vs. 1.29 million).
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bettered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” among Women 18-49 (472,000 vs. 429,000) and Women 25-54 (520,000 vs. 512,000), representing the 5th year in a row that “JKL” bested the CBS program during premiere week.
  • On Friday (9/25/09), featuring Lebron James and his high school basketball coach, Dru Joyce, and teammate Willie McGee, plus Chef Chris Bianco and musical guest Esther Dean, “JKL” posted its strongest performance in Total Viewers (2.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (845,000) since June for any “Kimmel” telecast – since 6/11/09.

Source:  NTI, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 9/21/09, or as dated.

 
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