ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ is Up Week-to-Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is Up Week-to-Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

“JKL” Tops CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 for the 9th Time This Season

With Guests John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Crystal Castles,
“JKL” Marks its Most-Watched Thursday in Nearly 6 Months

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of December 6, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw week-to-week increases in both Total Viewers (1.72 million vs. 1.65 million) and Adults 18-49 (701,000 vs. 636,000). In addition, “JKL” was up in viewers over the year-ago week (1.70 million on w/o 12/7/09), marking the 9th time in 12 weeks of year-to-year increases.

  • For the 9th time this season, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 (701,000 vs. 631,000). “JKL” topped “Ferguson” by 11% in the key young adult demo, marking the second-largest margin of the season. In fact, a repeat of “JKL” on Friday (12/10/10) outperformed an original of “Ferguson” by 27% (725,000 vs. 573,000) in Adults 18-49.
  • “JKL’s” Thursday airing (12/09/10), which featured guests John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Crystal Castles, drew the ABC late night program’s biggest audience on the evening in nearly 6 months (since 6/17/10) and its 4th-largest audience on any night this season. On that evening, “Kimmel” drew 10% more overall viewers than NBC’s “Fallon” (2.09 million vs. 1.90 million) and 11% more than CBS’ “Ferguson” (2.09 million vs. 1.87 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 12/6/10, or as dated.  Comparisons based on 000s.

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