ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards” Draws Its Most-Watched Post-Oscar Telecast Ever

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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards”

Draws its Most-Watched Post-Oscar Telecast Ever

Among All “JKL” Telecasts, “JKL’s” Fifth Post-Oscar Special Attracts the Show’s 3rd Largest Audience Overall, Behind Only its Two Post-Super Bowl Airings

“Jimmy Kimmel Live – After the Academy Awards” (12:44-1:35 a.m.)

On its fifth post-Oscar telecast, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards” was up over the prior year’s telecast for the second year in a row, increasing by 9% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.3 million).  The late-night program drew its most-watched post-Oscar broadcast ever. Host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed two-time Academy Award®-nominated Robert Downey Jr. with a musical performance by Grammy Award® winner Keith Urban.

  • Among all “Jimmy Kimmel Live” telecasts, Sunday’s post-Oscar show drew the show’s largest audience in 4 years – since 2/5/06. In fact, it was “JKL’s” third-largest audience overall, behind only its two post-Super Bowl telecasts (on 1/26/03 and 2/5/06).  

Source:  Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day Fast National Ratings, 3/7/10), or as dated.

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