ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Scores its Best Young Adult Numbers in 1 Year

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During the week of May 30, 2011, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live turned in its best performance of the season in both Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49. In fact, building on the previous week by 39% in Adults 18-34 and by 10% in Adults 18-49, JKL scored its best numbers in both key Adult demos in almost 1 year (since w/o 6/14/10).


In addition, JKL increased its overall audience year to year for the 11th time in the last 12 weeks and grew its Adult 18-49 audience over the year-ago week for the 4th time in 5 weeks.


  • For the week of May 30, among key Adults 18-49, ABC’s JKL was the #2 late-night entertainment broadcast program, beating CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman (+9%), NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (+8%), CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (+89%) and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly (+80%). In addition, ABC’s JKL topped Comedy Central’s Colbert Report (+9%) and TBS’ Conan (+118%)and Lopez Tonight (+274%).


  • JKL’s Tuesday telecast (5/31/11), which featured guests Carson Daly, Flavor Flav and I See Stars, was the ABC late-night program’s 2nd-best telecast on any night in late-night this season in Adults 18-34. In fact, posting a season-best on the night in young adults, Tuesday’s telecast drew JKL’s largest A18-34 audience on the night in almost 1 year – since 6/8/10.

  • On Thursday (6/2/11), with guests Jason Sudeikis, Piers Morgan and Lykke Li, JKL posted its 4th-strongest telecast on any night in late-night this season in Adults 18-34. Hitting season highs on the night in both Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49, Thursday’s telecast scored JKL’s best young adults numbers on the night in nearly 1 year – since 6/17/10.


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