For the 4th Week in a Row, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tops NBC’s “Fallon” in Viewers and Adults 18-49

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June 24th, 2010

In the hope of reducing confusion a bit, note that this press release refers to last week's regular JKL show airings, not Wednesday's Twilight special, the ratings of which can be found here.

via press release:

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Delivers its Best Adult 18-49 Performance In 17 Months and its Best Adult 18-34 Number in Well Over 2 Years

For the 4th Week in a Row, “JKL” Tops NBC’s “Fallon” in Viewers and Adults 18-49

“JKL” Outperforms “Ferguson” by 34% in Adults 18-49 for the Week,

Besting the CBS Program for the 4th Consecutive Week

“JKL” Beats “Letterman” Among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34

With Guests Josh Brolin, Lizzy Caplan and Broken Bells, “JKL’s” Thursday Telecast Draws its Best Late-Night Airing Among Adults 18-34 in 2 Years

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of June 14, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw increases over the prior week for the 2nd week in a row in both Total Viewers (1.80 million vs. 1.64 million) and Adults 18-49 (859,000 vs. 783,000).  In fact, “JKL” delivered its highest Adult 18-49 number in 17 months – since w/o 11/3/08. In addition, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” registered its best Adult 18-34 number (384,000) in well over 2 years – since w/o 2/4/08.

  • During the week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bettered NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for the 4th consecutive week in both Total Viewers (+17% - 1.80 million vs. 1.54 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% - 859,000 vs. 689,000). In fact “JKL” attracted a larger overall audience than “Fallon” for the 7th time in the last 8 weeks.

  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bested CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in Total Viewers by 14% (1.80 million vs. 1.58 million) and in Adults 18-49 by 37% (859,000 vs. 628,000), beating the CBS program for the 4th week in a row among young adults.
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” topped CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” among Adults 18-34 (+7% - 384,000 vs. 359,000) and Men 18-34 (+17% - 180,000 vs. 154,000), outdelivering “Letterman” among Adults 18-34 for the 2nd time in the last 3 weeks.
  • On Thursday (6/17/10), featuring Josh Brolin, Lizzy Caplan and musical guest Broken Bells, “JKL” delivered its best late-night telecast among Adults 18-34 (585,000) in 2 years – since 6/10/08. 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 6/14/10.  Comparisons based on 000s.

 
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