ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Posts its Strongest Number in Over 2 Months

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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Posts its Strongest Number in Over 2 Months
in Total Viewers, Marking the Show’s 2nd-Largest Audience This Season

Tuesday’s Airing Stands as “JKL’s” Most-Watched
Telecast among Adults 18-49 in Almost 9 Months

“JKL” Tops CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 for the 6th Week in a Row

Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of January 31, 2011, including the first two nights of the February 2011 Sweep, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw impressive week-to-week increases in both Total Viewers (+17% — 1.85 million vs. 1.58 million) and Adults 18-49 (+21% — 782,000 vs. 645,000), posting the show’s strongest performance in more than 2 months – since w/o 11/22/10. In fact, “JKL” attracted the show’s 2nd-largest audience of the season and drew its 3rd-highest Adult 18-49 audience since premiere week (w/o 9/20/10).

  • Excluding the NBA Finals-led broadcasts in June, “JKL’s” Tuesday telecast (2/1/11), which featured guests Jamie Foxx and Sarah Shahi, drew the ABC late-night program’s largest audience (2.18 million) on any night in more than 2 months and highest Adult 18-49 number (1.03 million) in nearly 9 months – since 11/23/10 and 5/25/10, respectively. In addition, “JKL’s” Tuesday airing posted the show’s best Adults 18-49 number on the evening since May (since 5/25/10). On Tuesday, “JKL” drew 43% more Adult 18-49 viewers than NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (718,000) and 29% more than CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (799,000).

  • For the week of January 31, ABC’s “JKL” beat CBS’ “Ferguson” by 3% in Total Viewers (1.85 million vs. 1.79 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (782,000 vs. 727,000), besting the CBS late-night program in the key young adult demo for the 6th consecutive week.

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

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 1/31/11, or as dated.  Comparisons based on 000s.

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