ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Delivers its Most-Watched Week in 8 Weeks

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via press notes:

During the week of January 16, 2012, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live was up over the prior week by 5% in Total Viewers to attract its biggest audience in 8 weeks – since the week of 11/21/11. In addition, JKL posted the largest week-to-week increase of any late-night talk show (broadcast or cable) in Adults 18-49 (+8%) to hit a 7-week high – since w/o 11/28/11. JKL also grew its overall audience over the same week last year (+3%).


  • ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (M-F 12am) outperformed CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (M-F 12:35am) by 18% in Total Viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49, marking the 15th time in the 18 weeks of the season for the ABC late-night program to beat the CBS program in both Nielsen measures.


  • For the season to date (18 weeks), Jimmy Kimmel Live is building its overall audience through the same weeks last year by 3% in Total Viewers, growing the most year to year of any late-night talk show (broadcast or cable).
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