On Premiere Week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Turns in its Strongest Numbers In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Over 3 Months

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September 30th, 2010

via press release:

On Premiere Week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Turns in its Strongest Numbers In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Over 3 Months

“JKL” Outdelivered CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49

for 5th Time in the Last 6 Years During Premiere Week

Excluding the NBA Finals-led Broadcast in June, “JKL’s” Thursday Telecast

Draws the Program’s Largest Young Adult Audience on the Night Since January

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of September 20, 2010, premiere week of the 2010-11 Season, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” drew its largest audience (1.69 million) and its highest Adult 18-49 number (733,000) in over 3 months – since the week of 6/14/10.

  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” outdelivered the premiere week performance of CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” among Adults 18-34 (+23% - 288,000 vs. 234,000) and Adults 18-49 (+12% - 733,000 vs. 653,000), representing the 5th time in the last 6 years that “JKL” bested the CBS program during premiere week in the key Adult demos.
  • “JKL” outdrew NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Total Viewers on 3 of 5 nights during premiere week: Monday – 1.86 million vs. 1.78 million; Tuesday – 1.88 million vs. 1.84 million; Thursday – 1.79 million vs. 1.65 million.
  • Excluding the NBA Finals-led broadcast in June, “JKL’s” Thursday telecast (9/23/10) attracted the ABC late-night program’s largest Adults 18-49 (959,000) audience on the night since January since 1/7/10.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 9/20/10, or as dated.  Comparisons based on 000s.

 
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