“Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tops CBS’s “Ferguson” With Largest Margin In Nearly 10 Months In Adults 18-49

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April 22nd, 2010

via press release:

ABC’s “Kimmel” Retains Nearly All of its Previous Week’s Audience, Posting its Second-Best Weekly Performance in 6 Weeks

“JKL” Tops CBS’s “Ferguson” With its Largest Margin of Victory Over the CBS Program in Nearly 2 Years in Viewers and in 10 Months in Adults 18-49

“JKL’s” Monday Airing Attracts the Show’s Most-Watched Telecast on Any Night in 2 Months and Its Largest Audience on the Evening in Over 1 Year

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of April 12, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” retained nearly all of its previous week’s audience in Total Viewers (99% - 1.66 million vs. 1.68 million) and Adults 18-49 (94% - 689,000 vs. 731,000), posting the late-night program’s second-best weekly performance in 6 weeks – since w/o 3/1/10.

  • For the week, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” topped CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in both Total Viewers (+12% - 1.66 million vs. 1.48 million) and Adults 18-49 (+19% - 689,000 vs. 579,000), beating the CBS program in the key young adult demo for the 2nd week in a row. In addition, “JKL” posted its largest margin of victory for the week over “Ferguson” in nearly 2 years in Total Viewers and in 10 months in Adults 18-49 – since w/o 5/19/08 and w/o 6/8/09, respectively.

  • On Monday (4/12/10), featuring actress Pamela Anderson, actor Nathan Fillion and musical guest Them Crooked Vultures, “JKL” drew its largest audience (2.07 million) on any night in 2 months – since 2/5/10. Additionally, it was the most-watched Monday telecast of the season, drawing its largest audience on the night in over 1 year – since 3/2/09.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 4/12/10.

 
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