ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Sees its Most-Watched Week Ever, While Hitting a Season High in Adults 18-49

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December 3rd, 2010

via press release:

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Sees its Most-Watched Week Ever,

While Hitting a Season High in Adults 18-49

“JKL” Beats NBC’s “Fallon” in Viewers for the 6th Time in the Last 7 Weeks

“JKL” Beats CBS’ “Ferguson” in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Straight Week

Tuesday’s Airing Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Young Adults,

Standing as “JKL’s” 3rd Most-Watched Telecast Ever in Late-Night

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is Up over the Previous November

In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

“JKL” Tops NBC’s “Fallon” in November with Viewers for the 2nd Year in a Row

“JKL” Betters CBS’ “Ferguson” for the 3rd Time

In the Last 4 November Sweeps in Adults 18-49

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of November 22, 2010, including the final three nights of the November 2010 Sweep, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw its most-watched week ever (2.23 million), while hitting a season high in Adults 18-49 (792,000).  “JKL” was up over the same week last year in both viewers and young adults (1.85 million and 693,000 in A18-49 on w/o 11/23/09), for the 2nd week in a row.  In fact, “JKL” turned in its 6th consecutive week of year-to-year increases in Total Viewers and was up for the 8th time in 10 weeks this season.

  • Posting season-best telecast numbers in Total Viewers (2.87 million) and Adults 18-49 (961,000), “JKL’s” Tuesday airing (11/23/10), featuring “Dancing with the Stars” champion Jennifer Grey, Dominic Monaghan and musical guest Ke$ha, drew the ABC late-night program’s largest audience on any night in 6 months and highest Adults 18-49 audience in 5 months since 5/25/10 and 6/17/10, respectively.  In fact, the Tuesday airing stands as the “JKL’s” 3rd most-watched late-night night telecast ever.
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by a season-best 21% in Total Viewers (2.23 million vs. 1.85 million). “JKL” outdrew “Fallon” in Total Viewers for the 3rd week in a row and for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks.
  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bested CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in both Total Viewers (+25% - 2.23 million vs. 1.78 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% - 792,000 vs. 719,000) for the 3rd straight week.   

November Sweep 2010 (10/28 – 11/24/10):

During the recently completed 2010 November Sweep, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” drew 1.85 million viewers and 744,000 Adults 18-49 viewers, posting increases over November 2009 in both measures (1.78 million & 739,000 in Adults 18-49).  In fact, “JKL” was up in Total Viewers over the previous November for the 4th time in the last 5 sweeps periods for the month.

  • “JKL” defeated NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” during the 2010 November Sweep in Total Viewers (1.85 million vs. 1.76 million), outperforming the NBC program in viewers for the 2nd November in a row.
  • “JKL” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” during the month in both Total Viewers (1.85 million vs. 1.77 million) and Adults 18-49 (744,000 vs. 681,000), topping the CBS program in the key young adult demo for the 3rd time in the last 4 November Sweeps periods.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 11/23/10, or as dated.  JKL weekly averages based on Monday and Tuesday telecasts only.  Comparisons based on 000s.

 
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