ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Best Performance in Nearly a Year

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February 11th, 2010

via press release:

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming

Week of February 11, 2010

ABC’s “Kimmel” Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49,

Registering its Weekly Best Performance in Nearly 1 Year

“JKL” Outperforms NBC’s “Fallon” by its Widest Margins Ever

in Both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

“JKL” Beats CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 and Key Women Demos

With Guests Ozzy Osbourne and Barry Manilow,

“JKL” Draws its Most-Watched Friday Telecast Ever

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of February 1, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” hit season highs in both Total Viewers (1.88 million) and Adults 18-49 (806,000).  In fact, posting week-to-week increases for the 2nd week in a row, “JKL” turned in its best performance in viewers and young adults in nearly 1 year – since w/o 3/2/09.  In addition, the ABC late-night program improved on the same week last year by 15% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49 (1.63 million and 752,000 in A18-49 on w/o 2/2/09).

  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” outperformed NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by its widest margins ever in both Total Viewers (+59% - 1.88 million vs. 1.18 million) and Adults 18-49 (+16% - 806,000 vs. 696,000).
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” among Adults 18-49 (806,000 vs. 792,000).  In addition, “JKL” topped the CBS program among Women 18-49 (493,000 vs. 469,000) and Women 25-54 (567,000 vs. 541,000) for the 2nd consecutive week.
  • On Friday (2/5/10), featuring guest Ozzy Osbourne and musical guest Barry Manilow, “JKL” drew its most-watched Friday telecast ever (2.21 million) and its second most-watched late-night telecast overall this season. The “JKL” Friday telecast outperformed the Friday telecasts of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 10% (2.01 million) and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by 43% (1.55 million).

Source:  The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 2/1/10.

 
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