ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Posts Second-Highest Adult 18-49 Numbers This Season

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January 21st, 2011

via press release:

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Posts Second-Highest Adult 18-49 Numbers This Season

“JKL” Beats CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 by its Largest Margin of the Season

Weekly National Ratings:

**Note: Wednesday’s “JKL” telecast was delayed due to an extended edition of “Nightline.”

During the week of January 10, 2011, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” drew the show’s 2nd-highest Adults 18-49 audience (784,000) of the season. Building on the previous week for the 3rd week in a row (+4% -- 755,000 on w/o 1/3/11), “JKL” registered its best young adult performance in nearly 2 months – since w/o 11/22/10.

In addition, “JKL” was up in both Total Viewers (+12% -- 1.81 million vs. 1.61 million) and Adults 18-49 (+19% -- 784,000 vs. 657,000) over the year-ago week (w/o 1/11/10), turning in its 2nd consecutive week of year-to-year increases. Impressively, “JKL” posted the largest yearly increase of any late-night program in the key young adult demo.

  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 6% in Total Viewers (1.81 million vs. 1.71 million) and by a sizable 25% in Adults 18-49 (784,000 vs. 627,000), besting the CBS late-night program for the 3rd consecutive week in the key young adult demo and with its largest margin of the season.
  • “JKL” topped CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 on each of the 4 nights of the week that the two  aired in their regular time periods: Monday – 779,000 vs. 574,000; Tuesday – 784,000 vs. 708,000; Thursday – 811,000 vs. 653,000; Friday – 762,000 vs. 557,000.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 1/10/11, or as dated.  Comparisons based on 000s.

 
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