ABC’s “Kimmel” Draws it Best Numbers in 4 Weeks

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January 14th, 2010

via press release:

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming

Week of January 04, 2010

ABC’s “Kimmel” Draws it Best Numbers in 4 Weeks

“JKL” Tops NBC’s “Fallon” in Viewers for the 3rd Straight Week

and for the 15th Time in 16 Weeks During the Season

“JKL” Beats CBS’s “Ferguson” Among Adults 18-49 and Key Men

With Guests Ellen Pompeo, Michael Strahan and Puddle of Mudd,

“JKL’s” Thursday Telecast Attracts the Show’s Largest Audience Since March

Weekly National Ratings:

During the first week of 2010 (w/o 1/4/10), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” delivered its strongest numbers in Total Viewers (1.67 million) and Adults 18-49 (685,000) in 4 weeks – since w/o 12/7/09.

  • For the 3rd straight week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” outdrew NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Total Viewers (+11% - 1.67 million vs. 1.50 million).  In fact, “JKL” topped the NBC late-night program in viewers for the 15th time in 16 weeks during the 2009-10 TV season.  Season to date, “JKL” is attracting 21% more overall viewers than NBC’s “Fallon” (1.69 million vs. 1.40 million).
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bettered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” among Adults 18-49 (685,000 vs. 684,000) for the second week in a row, while also leading the CBS show for the week among Men 18-49 (314,000 vs. 310,000) and Men 25-54 (365,000 vs. 349,000).
  • On Thursday (1/7/10), featuring guests Ellen Pompeo from “Grey’s Anatomy,” Michael Strahan and the band Puddle of Mudd, “JKL” generated its most-watched telecast (2.24 million) for any late-night airing on any night in 10 months and largest Adults 18-49 audience (1.11 million) in 7 months – since 3/2/09 and 6/11/09, respectively. The Thursday “JKL” telecast outperformed the Thursday telecasts of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.48 million and 822,000 in Adults 18-49) and CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (1.70 million and 561,000 in Adults 18-49).

Source:  The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 1/4/10.

 
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