ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Turns in its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
via press note:
Week of May 16, 2011
During the week of May 16, 2011, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew its numbers over the year-ago week in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49, standing as the only late-night entertainment broadcast program to score yearly increases in both Adult demos. Increasing its overall audience over the same week last year for the 10th consecutive week, JKL also posted the largest yearly increase of any late-night entertainment broadcast program in Total Viewers.
Building 4% over the prior week, JKL turned in its best performance in late-night in 4 weeks in Adults 18-49.
- For the 10th week in a row, JKL drew a larger weekly audience than CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
- With its 2nd-largest margin of victory ever over TBS’ Conan, ABC’s JKL bested the TBS late-night program by 38% in Adults 18-49.
2011 May Sweep
With just 3 nights remaining of the 2011 May Sweep, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live is generating its most-watched May Sweep in 4 years, marking its 2nd-most-watched May ever. In fact, JKL is growing its overall audience year to year for the 5th Sweeps period in a row.
Growing 9% over the 2011 February Sweep, JKL registers as the only late-night entertainment broadcast program to see increases over the prior sweep.
- ABC’s JKL is drawing a larger overall audience than NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, marking its 2nd May in a row to beat the NBC late-night program.
- For the 2nd time in the last 3 Sweep periods, ABC’s JKL beat CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in Total Viewers. In addition,JKL is outperforming Ferguson among Adults 18-49 for the third consecutive Sweep period.
- ABC’s JKL is leading TBS’ Conan by 9% in Adults 18-49.
2010-11 Broadcast Season
On average for the 35 week broadcast season, ABC’s JKL is up from the same point a year ago in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%),generating its most-watched season in 4 years – since its 2006-07 season.
- In fact, among Adults 18-49, NBC’s Fallon (-4%) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (-15%) and CBS’ Ferguson (-10%) and The Late Show with David Letterman (-11%) are all down through the comparable weeks last year.