For the Second Week in A Row, Jimmy Kimmel Live Beats Fallon

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November 20th, 2009

via press release:

Growing in Adults 18-49 for the 4th Straight Week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel”

Marks its Top Viewer and Adult 18-49 Results Since Season-Premiere Week

For the 2nd Week in a Row, “JKL” Outdraws “Fallon” Among Adults 18-49,

While Bettering the NBC Program by 37% in Viewers, its Largest Margin Ever

“JKL” Tops CBS’ “Ferguson” Among Adults 18-49 for the First Time This Season

“JKL’s” Thursday Telecast Generates the Show’s 2nd-Biggest

Adult 18-49 Number for Any Telecast on Any Night This Season

Weekly National Ratings:

For the week of November 9, 2009, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” continued its ratings momentum, building its Adult 18-49 audience (774,000) week-to-week for the 4th week in a row, registering the ABC late-night program’s largest young adult audience since season-premiere week 7 weeks ago – w/o 9/21/09.  “JKL” also delivered its biggest overall audience (1.80 million) since season-premiere week.

  • For the 2nd straight week and just the 2nd time ever, “JKL” topped NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Adults 18-49 (774,000 vs. 770,000).  In addition, “JKL” bested “Fallon” by a best-ever 37% in Total Viewers (1.80 million vs. 1.31 million), bettering the NBC late-night program on 8 of 8 weeks during the 2009-10 TV season.  Season to date, “JKL” is outdrawing NBC’s “Fallon” by 23% in Total Viewers (1.70 million vs. 1.38 million).
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bettered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” for the first time this season among Adults 18-49 (774,000 vs. 703,000), while leading the CBS show among Adults 18-34 (281,000 vs. 241,000) for the 3rd time in 4 weeks.
  • On Thursday (11/12/09), featuring Danny DeVito, Streeter Seidell & Amir Blumenfeld and Switchfoot, “JKL” marked its 2nd-highest Adult 18-49 number (955,000) for any telecast on any night this season.

Source:  NTI, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 11/9/09, or as dated.  Season-to-date averages based on Most Current Ratings.  2009-10 TV Season (9/21 – 11/15/09)

 
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